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Old 05-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #521
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I have had both, as have a lot of other posters in this thread. It was closer to last years, some people seem to think ZD is not all Citra anymore, I agree (possibly due to hop Citra shortage?) They don't advertise it as all Citra anymore either and it has a little danky/piney note now that I don't remember when it first came out, but that said it is still very close.

 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #522
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Thanks Skeezer...I didn't go through all 50-some pages to see any side by sides

 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #523
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There are a few side by sides. Have you noticed any difference in the real ZD? I was living up there till last August so drank a lot of it until then. Didn't get it again till Dark Lord Day, and thought it had changed slightly.

 
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #524
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It's funny you say this.

I personally did not Notice a difference. But then again, I did not have a ton of it last year because it was such in short supply.

A fellow beer fiend absolutely loved last years. But when I got a case of this years, he said he didn't like it and something had changed.

So I'll bet they did something.

 
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:24 AM   #525
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There are a few side by sides. Have you noticed any difference in the real ZD? I was living up there till last August so drank a lot of it until then. Didn't get it again till Dark Lord Day, and thought it had changed slightly.
I just picked up some very fresh Zombie Dust about 10 days ago. I'm not sure how fresh it was the first time I had it, but this new batch didn't seem to have the same sweetness/malty balance as the first one I tried. I love it though. I would say my first batch was darn close to the real thing. 2nd batch, not so much. Still liking it though.This last batch of ZD looks lighter in color than what I remember it to be also. I still have a couple bottles from my 1st batch left. Might have to do a head-to-head-to- head soon.

 
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #526
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How the heck did you get 65 IBUs for this 6 gallon one? When I enter it into beersmith, it says 108 IBUs. For example .75 oz 12.4% = 26.9 IBUs when i enter it (20 mins). Also 1.25 oz 12.4% @ 15 min = 36.7 IBUs

 
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #527
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Not sure where the difference is. Maybe Rager vs Tinseth?

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #528
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2 days and it chewed me down to 1.016. I love S-04.

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:49 PM   #529
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I like my Zombie clone more than 3FFF. Color is exact. Mine is cloudy; theirs is clear. Mine has slightly more body. I'm amazed at how close it is!
Bold statement - I brewed a better beer than Three Floyds.
Too bad it is mostly gone.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #530
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Well I have to give a big thanks to Skeezer for this recipe, it is fantastic! I'm sure mine turned out a little different than everyone elses because my OG was only 1.057 and my FG was still 1.018, so it came in right at 5.1% ABV. I mashed at 155F but the efficiency wasn't as high as I was expecting. I used the Wyeast 1968, London ESB yeast.

When compared to the real Zombie Dust I'd say mine is just more of a sessionable IPA. It tastes a little too rich to be an American Pale Ale but not quite a full blown IPA. I have to say that it has been quite refreshing during the last 2 days here in Chicago with 90+ degree weather.
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