Last Activity:12-12-2013 10:25 PM
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Posted in thread: Shelf life of keg dry hopping on 12-12-2013 at 02:47 PM
I usually dry hop once in the primary after fermentation stops at 68 degrees or so. Then
another dry hop in the keg with a fine mesh bag. For me the flavor/aroma is great for 2-3 weeks
at least. Still...
Posted in thread: Godspeed Chest Freezer! on 12-12-2013 at 02:33 PM
I said goodbye to my keezer a few months ago. It's alright, though, because now it's a hop
freezer with over 100lbs of hops in it. Totally worth the trade.How long will it take you to
use 100 lbs of h...
Posted in thread: Did a hopstand make my IPA too bitter? on 12-12-2013 at 04:59 AM
FWIW, I got Tasty McDole to try a Session IPA I made for NHC. He was kind enough to not spit it
out, but I mashed at 158 and it was still harshly bitter at 68IBUs. He suggested that in this
style the ...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 12-12-2013 at 02:04 AM
imo, you're looking more at single digits than 20%. 180 is when utilization is first possible.
It's not going to be very efficient. How long does it take to boil water if you set the burner
Posted in thread: Did a hopstand make my IPA too bitter? on 12-10-2013 at 02:59 PM
Adding a touch of Honey Malt or Melanoidin Malt is also supposed to give it a stronger malt
perception than it actually is.I've been wanting to try honey malt. This may be a good excuse
to add a few o...
Posted in thread: Good hops to complement Chinook? on 12-10-2013 at 02:29 PM
You don't need to let you beer sit in primary for a month. At the right temps, and with proper
pitching rates, fermentation will be done in a week, two at the most. The sooner you keg those
IPAs the l...
Posted in thread: Hop stand on 12-10-2013 at 05:49 AM
So the new version of Beersmith lets you input a percentage for bitterness utilization when
hops are steeped/whirlpooled. The software says it should be set at 50% for a temperature of
194F. It seems ...
Posted in thread: Did a hopstand make my IPA too bitter? on 12-10-2013 at 01:28 AM
Water chemistry could play a role but if your other IIPAs have been ok, I think it's the hops
combo.I think it might be time for a Ward Labs report! I noticed the same what I called
"grainy" taste in ...
Posted in thread: Did a hopstand make my IPA too bitter? on 12-10-2013 at 01:24 AM
I'm blaming the low OG & low mash temp. You also don't list the yeast, peachy=S05? Your BU:GU
Is also almost 1.5:1 pretty high for a pale. Nugget can definitely come across as somewhat
harsh, I've fou...
Posted in thread: Did a hopstand make my IPA too bitter? on 12-08-2013 at 07:00 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I think Yooper's suggestion is good about the Nugget. I am
starting to think it's something with the combination of hops I used. I think that the
sensation of bitterne...