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Old 03-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #121
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I am thinking about doing this recipe... but almost 5 oz of Simcoe? Hmm.. that is going to cost me at least $15 just for the Simcoe alone! Gah... maybe I should just start with 1-gallon of it and see if I even like it...


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You can get whole leaf Simcoe from freshhops.com for 1.75 an oz.

brew it you'll like it.


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Old 03-17-2010, 11:42 PM   #123
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You can get whole leaf Simcoe from freshhops.com for 1.75 an oz.

brew it you'll like it.
Is it free shipping?
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:12 AM   #124
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Is it free shipping?
Oh well... I'd probably pay over $15 for one bottle of Pliny the Elder... I might as well make it. I just ordered all of the ingredients...
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:33 AM   #125
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Oh well... I'd probably pay over $15 for one bottle of Pliny the Elder... I might as well make it. I just ordered all of the ingredients...
Steelers77 sells the 'Pliny Pack' for $12.50. All of the hops needed for this recipe.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/hops...-ounce-163783/
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #126
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I am planning to brew 5 gallons of this and am working on settling on a recipe. I have decided to follow a pdf from RR brewing that lists the following for a grain bill:
87% 2row
4% crystal 45l
4% carapils
5% dextrose
after lots of pencil erasing and based off of 2 other clone recipes I have for PTE I may be settling on this for my grain bill:
15lbs 2-row
.7lb crystal
.7lb carapils
1lb dextrose
I decided to increase the grain bill to meet the percentages because a common problem in my batches is a lack of malt body. Also, the RR brewing recipe says that this recipe has a 8 gallons gross kettle volume, 5 net gallons post fermentation.
Does this mean 8 gallons of wort boiled down to 5 gallons for the fermenter?
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Wow!!!!!!! This beer is f-ing delicious!!!!!! I drank my first one last night. It had only been in the bottle for 1 week. It was adequately carbonated and was probably a little green, but it was AWESOME!!!! This beer will not last long! I am definitely making it again!!!!
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:13 AM   #128
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So are there any updates on the amount of hops or the scheduling of additions since july? I had PtE on tap in seattle for the first time and was hooked, I wasnt even a huge fan of hoppy beers before that.

If I add extra hops during the last 15-5 minutes of the boil would that help keep some of that hop flavor in the beer for a little while longer? I'm not totally sure how dry hopping works but it seems like any flavor or aroma from dry hopping goes away quicker than normal hop additions
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:23 PM   #129
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So are there any updates on the amount of hops or the scheduling of additions since july?
I've made this recipe about a dozen times now. I have played around with the hop schedule. Mostly I just stick with the original, but I do my first dry hop addition as primary fermentation is slowing down (about day 4-5, you don't have to wait for primary to completely stop). I rack to keg when FG stabilizes (around day 8-10), and do my second dry hop addition in the keg in a sanitized mesh bag. Dry hopping in the keg gives you a great hop aroma that persists longer than the doing a dry hop addition in secondary before you keg.

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If I add extra hops during the last 15-5 minutes of the boil would that help keep some of that hop flavor in the beer for a little while longer? I'm not totally sure how dry hopping works but it seems like any flavor or aroma from dry hopping goes away quicker than normal hop additions
Generally, hops added at start/early in boil are for bittering.
Hops added last 5-15 minutes of the boil mostly add flavor.
Dry hopping is primarily for aroma.

Of course this varies quite a bit with your technique. If you add hops in the last 5 minutes but it takes you 40 minutes to cool your wort, you will get a different flavor profile than if you have a huge plate or counterflow chiller and you can chill your wort in 5 minutes.

My suggestion: Try brewing same recipe a few different times, make variations each time, and keep notes so you know what you like (or don't like) for the next batch.

Good luck!
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I brewed up this recipe on July 2nd. Really had to baby the boil since my BK is only 8gal, it was right at the lip of the kettle. Yesterday I dry hopped it, took a hydro reading, and tasted the sample. WOW is all i can say, this stuff tastes great even before dry hopping!! Hydro reading was 1.022 so still has a little ways to go but i'm super excited to get this into a keg and tapped. I'm planning to do the 2nd round of dry hopping in the keg.

Thanks for posting the recipe!


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