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Old 11-13-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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I brewed the AG version of Pliny the Elder from Austin brew supply, 150 degree mash for 60 min, no mash out, batch sparge (temp was low on the sparge, 164). OG came out to 1.068. drained the kettle through a sanitized colander. used a new aquarium pump and ceramic air stone for one hour to aerate (1st time and a hell of a lot cheaper than an O2 setup). used WL California Ale yeast.

I still can't get over the 17oz of hops in the recipe but it smells AMAZING, like the freshest of fresh hops. a taste from the hydrometer burned my tongue

i'd like the ABV to be higher, i was considering a pound or two addition of light DME after initial fermentation subsides. i would try to use as little water as possible, boil, cool, then add and rouse the yeast.

Comments, suggestions, questions, or critiques please. thanks!
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:44 AM   #2
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If you think it has a great hop flavor/aroma now wait till you dry hop it with ass loads of hops. I wouldn't worry about the OG. Just let it ride and you'll get an awesome beer.

 
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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I did a modified version of the Pliny the Younger that he talked about in Zymurgy - not what PTY eventually came out to be (10% super-hoppy), but what they originally intended it to be, a lower ABV version of The Elder - mine came out at only 5.8% but ~90 IBU. Basically similar hop bill to the Elder, but TONS of late addition hops with Amarillo in the dry hop schedule.

Just tapped it on Saturday and took the first taste today - seriously never had a beer burn my tongue like this one does, but its like hop euphoria. Pretty great already, can't wait for ~2 weeks from now, when its hitting its prime.

 
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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how long do you guys let it bottle condition?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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how long do you guys let it bottle condition?
3 weeks at 70 degrees if you are bottle carbing, then drink it! Pliny is meant to be consumed young. Says so right on the label. If you age it you will just lose more of the hops flavor. I brewed some Vinnie's Blind Pig (similar recipe from same brewer) a year ago and forgot about half a case sitting in my closet. It has mellowed so much it doesn't taste like an IPA anymore. Still a good beer... but the hop flavor is dramatically reduced.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:27 PM   #6
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Not sure how i feel about this beer yet...somedays its awesome, great bitterness, nice citrus tones. other day it tastes like pure grapefruit juice (yuck!)
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:36 PM   #7
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Not sure how i feel about this beer yet...somedays its awesome, great bitterness, nice citrus tones. other day it tastes like pure grapefruit juice (yuck!)
sounds like it needs to age a week or so?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:46 PM   #8
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I'm bottling this beast tonight. The dry hop amount is just silly, silly I tell you.

 
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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Mine has been in the keg a couple months and it smells and tastes like fresh pineapple. It's awesome. I actually like it better now than super fresh because some of the initial harsh bitterness from all the hops has faded.

I put 3 ounces of dryhops in the keg to ensure the aroma and flavor wouldn't fade and it's working wonderfully.

Enjoy this beast while it lasts. Or just brew it again...
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:12 AM   #10
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I brewed the AG version of Pliny the Elder from Austin brew supply, 150 degree mash for 60 min, no mash out, batch sparge (temp was low on the sparge, 164). OG came out to 1.068.

Brewed mine similiar to yours on Monday. Mash somehow got hotter from the hour mash (152) and my sparge was right at 170 first go round and 168 the second. Mine came out to an O.G 1.068 as well and I don't plan on adjusting anything. The hydro sample tasted amazing!

 
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