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  • Posted in thread: Basic highly drinkable house IPA critiques on 02-03-2016 at 10:21 PM
    My take, FWIW: I'm not a fan of CTZ for bittering. I much prefer a more (to me) neutral big
    alpha bittering hop for a 60min addition or FWH -- usually Warrior or Magnum. When I was
    looking to brew a "...

  • Posted in thread: How does this IPA 3-gallon recipe look? on 02-03-2016 at 12:42 AM
    So I've a question: Do you really have 3 gal into fermenter, with a 60 min boil and 4 gal
    pre-boil volume?I boil off nearly a gallon per hour, and with sludge and loss to hops, and I
    aim for 3.5 gal i...

  • Posted in thread: Missing Hop Profile on 01-24-2016 at 12:15 AM
    Totally agree with Yooper. I rarely rack to secondary, but I've never had a noticeable
    oxidation problem from it. And I can't believe this would be the cause of "no hop presence" in
    an otherwise well-...

  • Posted in thread: Malt bill advice for a "golden" IPA? on 01-16-2016 at 07:07 PM
    Hi!My standard malt bill for an IPA is something like 90% 2-row 5% wheat or Vienna 5% Crystal
    20I like a super-clean neutral malt bill to showcase the hops, but this time I'd like to get
    less of the "...

  • Posted in thread: Any online shop selling 2015 Mosaic 1lb pellets? on 01-15-2016 at 10:46 PM
    If you're not stuck on pellets, I got a batch of 2015 Mosaic as whole cones, from

  • Posted in thread: Mosaic Simcoe IIPA on 01-14-2016 at 01:50 AM
    bleme, did you get any response to this, or did you try a Lupulin River clone yourself?This is
    probably my favorite hoppy beer these days, and I'm trying to figure out a malt bill for what
    the website...

  • Posted in thread: Imperial IPA Recipe help on 01-13-2016 at 09:57 PM
    Looks like a good recipe!I recently brewed what I'm calling a "really dank IPA", after doing a
    lot of research on what people generally agreed on what "dank" means to them. I found several
    folks who f...

  • Posted in thread: Efficient yeast usage on 01-11-2016 at 09:11 PM
    To the OP: I do this all the time. I do 3 gal brews, usually using White Labs yeast. From the
    yeast calculator I use, no starter is usually low in cell count, but even a 1L starter is far

  • Posted in thread: Low efficiency on 1st All-grain, help? on 01-08-2016 at 07:49 PM
    +1 to tschafer. I used to obsess over my brewhouse efficiency, which is nowhere near as high as
    most folks seem to get. But who cares? If it means I need an extra 1/2 # of grain to hit my OG,
    as long ...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing with Loose Leaf Hops - need advice on 01-08-2016 at 06:45 PM
    They're certainly dried, else they'd be full of mold.I brew almost exclusively with (dried)
    whole cones these days, and I just use the weight of hops from the recipe. Don't be surprised
    at the massive...