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Old 07-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #11
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That sounds good. I'm sure a little Citra would play nice in the aroma. Since you add the apricot to the secondary, the apricot dominates the flavor and aroma but a little Citra mixed in would be nice.



 
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:54 AM   #12
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That sounds good. I'm sure a little Citra would play nice in the aroma. Since you add the apricot to the secondary, the apricot dominates the flavor and aroma but a little Citra mixed in would be nice.
Yea that was my line of thinking as well. Ill admit, Im in a bit of a citra craze at the moment, and a change up would be nice. However I cant help but imagine a touch of tropics in the nose would compliment the apricots nicely.



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Old 02-19-2014, 06:47 PM   #13
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Old thread, but I'm brewing this next weekend! I like the simplicity of the grain bill, but I'm going to try an Partial mash version of it. Also, my LHBS does not carry Ahtanum, but after reading a few substituting articles, I've decided to go with a 72/25 blend of Cascade and Willamette instead. Said to be extremely similar overall when used to sub for Ahtanum.

Plugged into Beersmith, give me VERY similar outcome
OG 1.058
FG 1.016
5.52% abv
IBU - 27
SRM - 9.5

Grains -
1lb Pale Munich Malt
1lb Pale Domestic 2-row
8 oz. Honey Malt
8 oz. Crystal 60L

Extract -
6 lbs Pale LME

Hops -
.25oz Magnum @ 60min

.75 oz. Cascade @20 min
.25 oz. Willamette @20min

.75 oz. Cascade @5 min
.25 oz. Willamette @5min

Adjuncts -
5 lbs Apricot Puree

Yeast -
Safale US-04

 
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #14
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Looks great, let us know how it turns out!


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Old 03-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #15
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How did you prepare the canned apricots?

 
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #16
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I just puréed them and poured them right into the secondary. I racked the beer right on top and let it sit for a few weeks.


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Old 04-15-2014, 05:24 PM   #17
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Hate to keep reviving an old thread but I just bottled this up a week and a half ago, and I must say this will probably become a Spring staple at my house every year. Kept the grain bill pretty much the same with some minor adjustments to the hop schedule to suit my tastes. (subbed ahtanum for citra) Great sweetness from the honey malt, bit of tartness from the apricot and a hint of bitterness in the hops.

As a side note, anyone tried adding irish moss or whirfloc to the boil? The beer is still young, but I'm having some clarity issues, the fruit seems to add a lot of cloudiness and suspended solids. Not even sure if it would have any effect with the apricot added in the secondary but just a brewer's note to anyone looking to brew this recipe.
Anyways, many props to the OP!

 
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:17 PM   #18
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Great news Leather, glad the beer turned out great for you. I am sure Citra adds a nice touch, I'll have to give it a shot at some point.

I always add whirlfloc to the kettle and just go through my normal process of chilling and then fermenting. The beer shouldn't be too cloudy but the apricot will certainly add some haze. I am sure the longer they are chilling down the clearer they will turn out.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed the beer. Perfect time of year for it!

Cheers,
Chris


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Old 04-22-2014, 04:17 PM   #19
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Koz,

I've finally brewed my lager partial mash conversion of this recipe this past weekend!

6 lbs Pale LME
1lb Pale Munich Malt
1lb Pale Domestic 2-row
8 oz. Honey Malt
8 oz. Crystal 60L

.25oz Magnum @ 60min

.75 oz. Cascade @20 min
.25 oz. Willamette @20min

.75 oz. Cascade @5 min
.25 oz. Willamette @5min

Yeast -
WLP 810 - San Francisco Lager

I'm keeping temps between 62-65 via swamp water/ice pack technique. I'm excited to try, and I'll keep you posted in the weeks to come!

 
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:00 AM   #20
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Wow!!! This is on my rebrew list. In fact, I had my wife pick me up more grain. I'll try it with peaches next time. Not too sweet, but very nice apricot flavor. And at 6.96 abv, great beer.



 
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