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Old 03-14-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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Trying to finish off a bag of Great western pale ale, and I have 5 one oz bags of Simcoe.

Plan on Mashing 8 pounds of grain at 151-152 and plan on using 1/2 oz simcoe pellets at 60 45 30 and flame out

Looking for any suggestions before tomorrow morning TY

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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I'm bottling a SMaSH I made tomorrow. I also used 2 Row, but I used Cascade hops. The hydro sample I took today has a very one dimensional, punch you in the face malt taste. Not in a bad way, but not in a great way either. It tastes like it will be drinkable and refreshing, but I doubt I'll make it again. From what I've read you get a better tasting SMaSH when using a Europian style of malt.. I might try making one with Marris Otter next.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:03 AM   #3
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Just about every online vendor is out of simcoe hops and it's only half way through the season. Think about saving them for something proven, like a 60min clone.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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I will report back. I have made so many "big" ales, I thought it might be interesting to do a very simple "lighter" beer. Heck, costs me about 15 bucks to try.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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Just about every online vendor is out of simcoe hops and it's only half way through the season. Think about saving them for something proven, like a 60min clone.


My local brew shop has a ton of it. Hop Union one oz packs. elk grove, ca

I have made SImcoe IPA(midwestern recipe) and a couple other double IPa's with simcoe. I bought about twelve packs and have five oz left and can get more tomorrow, so I don't mind using a couple oz's for an experiment.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:15 AM   #6
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I'd go 1oz at 60, .5 at 15 and FO if you only want to use 2oz. Why not up it to 3 with 1oz at 60, 15 and FO. Other than that, I'd prefer to use a more flavorful base malt for a SMASH, but the 2row definitely won't get in the way of the pure simcoe goodness.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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with only eight pounds of grain i was thinking two ounces as I tend to like less hops I will take your suggestion of one oz 60 then split the other at 15 and FO I realize the grain is pretty "bare." Just curious to see how "bare" it is. All my other brews had caramel, victory, bisquit, aromatic. etc.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:39 AM   #8
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Yeah, brew ferment distill in Sacramento also has a bunch of simcoe from hop union as well. Have not gone down to see frank in a while; he sold me my first set of brewing equipment. I did buy some simcoe whole leafs from him a couple weeks ago though.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Second time I'm crying today over Simcoe. 45 and 30 minute additions are a total waste of something as precious as Simcoe. Push those charges up to fifteen and under if you want the flavor and aroma from the hop.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:19 AM   #10
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did one ounce at 60 half at 15 and half at flame out. Definite hop character as I tasted the hydrometer sample. OG turned out to be 1.048 I think i ended up with what i wanted, a lighter beer as an alternative to my mostly IPA's and English bitters.

 
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