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Posted in thread: First IPA - Suggestions? on 05-23-2015 at 01:45 AM
No, you pretty much always want to dry hop an IPA. I'd just use one of the two hops you're
featuring.Citra will be pure fruit. Simcoe or Chinook will be piney goodness.
Posted in thread: First IPA - Suggestions? on 05-21-2015 at 11:49 PM
Yes, either half a lb of crystal or half a lb of honey, I'd say. The crystal will be sickly
sweet at 3 lbs -- not a matter of color. If you want a darker beer, you could use half a lb of
40 or 60 inst...
Posted in thread: Thoughts on ahtanum on 05-21-2015 at 02:45 AM
Love Ahtanum -- one of my favorites. Grapefruit, but also a ton of floral bouquet to it. I
wouldn't call it earthy or spicy at all. I think it's a great APA/IPA hop.
Posted in thread: zink washer on 05-20-2015 at 10:35 PM
As far as I know, cadmium plating is a distinct alternative to galvanizing (zinc dipping), not
part of the process. Galvanizing is just dipping prepared steel in molten zinc. No lead or
Posted in thread: IPA Recipe Critique on 05-20-2015 at 09:58 PM
This looks pretty good to me as is. I like the big whirlpool addition.
Posted in thread: Motivate me to switch over to the liquid side on 05-20-2015 at 05:45 PM
Yeah, I used to use US-05 for everything, but I got really sick of the Chico yeast profile.
I've branched out quite a bit, and have maybe half a dozen mason jars of yeast hanging out in
my fridge read...
Posted in thread: zink washer on 05-20-2015 at 03:17 PM
I am no expert, but my 2 zinc cents: cadmium is bad news, but it's pretty uncommon these days
(for that reason) -- generally only used in marine applications. I wouldn't worry about the
zinc too much;...
Posted in thread: Using Wort Chiller For Ferm Temp Control? on 05-18-2015 at 11:09 PM
Plus you presumably want the wort to be below ambient temperature, so you'd need a way to chill
the water you'd be circulating anyway.
Posted in thread: How much coffee and vanilla? on 05-18-2015 at 01:25 AM
Just my two cents: I did a vanilla stout recently and I tasted so weird and sweet I ended up
dumping it. Then I bought a couple of commercial examples, and those were dumpers, as well. I
Posted in thread: Historical Hop Knowledge on 05-16-2015 at 05:12 PM
The straw and manure trick has often been used to heat greenhouses and cold frames, but I've
never heard of using it to dry hops! I know large piles of compost can quickly get up to 50