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Old 10-29-2012, 04:23 AM   #161
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This was actually my first time doing this. I can't say its the best way, but its just the way i did it.. 16oz, 500ml, 800ml. All were about 1.032 og starters. I had each step on a stir plate for about 36 hours each time and put it in the fridge for about 4 days after each step. No reason as to the timeline, it just happened to work out that way before i could brew.
16oz stepped up to 500ML is about a .9oz step up. Did you mean 8oz by any chance?


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Old 10-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #162
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no, but i meant 12 ounces. ill edit the post.



 
Old 10-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #163
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Day four and I've done one step up and just got activity on top from the yeast.

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #164
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600+ billion cells of Conan.

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Very active yeast, I've got another two cans I'll step up and freeze. Anyone in Portland ares wants some PM me
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:49 PM   #165
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That's a lot of dimp!

I probably won't get another crack at this for at least 2 months. My freaking hop order is on, essentially, an extended backorder and won't be shipping for another 2-3 weeks... oh, and i cant get a refund. Awesome. However, my ipa is now ready and by tossing in about half a pound of Citra in it, buuuuut I cannot get a grasp on how the yeast affects the flavor. I increased my hops from the last time i made this beer, so its tough to tell if its hop or yeast that is giving it an extra oomph (or both). Oh well. But, what i do know is this yeast easily hits 80+ attenuation lending it to be a very useful yeast for high gravity beers. Oh, and you get to drink some delicious Heady Topper in the process.

 
Old 11-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #166
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I haven't had Heady in a long time now, but that should end early in the New Year.

Anyway I bought some Ithaca Flower Power last night and the first thing that crossed my mind when I drank it was "Heady Topper". Does anyone else smell and taste the similarity, or is it just me?

 
Old 11-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #167
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Ok, I now need to subscribe to this thread. Was just given a can of this stuff, and IMO the number of truly unique and exceptional IPAs is quite small and this one makes my list at least.

To me the most striking hop flavor and what makes it special is the earthyness as a backdrop for the dank and tropical citrus. Is anyone else getting this earthyness and where does it come from?

I only had the one can, but IMO CTZ and citra were definitely used, and likely simcoe.

I guess I need more HT to propogate conan, and a sack of perle.

 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #168
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I haven't had Heady in a long time now, but that should end early in the New Year.

Anyway I bought some Ithaca Flower Power last night and the first thing that crossed my mind when I drank it was "Heady Topper". Does anyone else smell and taste the similarity, or is it just me?
I see some resemblance. I love Flower Power. Great beer!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #169
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Ok, I now need to subscribe to this thread. Was just given a can of this stuff, and IMO the number of truly unique and exceptional IPAs is quite small and this one makes my list at least.

To me the most striking hop flavor and what makes it special is the earthyness as a backdrop for the dank and tropical citrus. Is anyone else getting this earthyness and where does it come from?

I only had the one can, but IMO CTZ and citra were definitely used, and likely simcoe.

I guess I need more HT to propogate conan, and a sack of perle.
He has been making it since before citra was available iirc.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #170
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I haven't had Heady in a long time now, but that should end early in the New Year.

Anyway I bought some Ithaca Flower Power last night and the first thing that crossed my mind when I drank it was "Heady Topper". Does anyone else smell and taste the similarity, or is it just me?
I love Flower Power, probably in my top 3 IPAs. I think Heady is a bit fruitier and a few notches more intense, but there's definitely similarities.



 
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