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Old 02-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #101
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I tried Flower Power for the first time a few months ago, and it's one of the best IPA's I've ever had, definitely the best one in recent memory. Might have to give this a shot. I'm trusting that this is a very close clone, since you've made it a bunch and can attest, but I don't remember the body seeming like 1.019 FG. Maybe it was such a big flavor and aroma kick that I didn't notice.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:50 AM   #102
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You're right-- My FG is usually around 1.010. I also have been lowering my mash thickness(qts/lb) to about 1 or 1.1. More sparge water. This has kept the maltiness down a bit. I lose a little abv, but think it is worth it by doing that. Personal preference really.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #103
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First off thanks for posting this! Living in NY I love Flower Power and buy it on draft filling growler when ever I see it.

I have all the grain and most of the hops needed to brew this. Plan on brewing a IPA this weekend, second batch on my new eHERMS system so this would be a great beer to brew, the first one I did was a Pale Ale using ONLY Nelson Sauvin hops, can't wait to taste it....going into secondary and dry hop today?

So I need to replace the following hops based on your original post.

Amarillo
Simcoe
Ahtanum

I have these hops available; any thoughts?

Nugget
Northern Brewer
Sterling
Willamette
Merkur
Golding
CTZ

as well as the needed:

Centennial
Cascade
Chinook

(Have more of these three also)

just trying to use what I have on hand...I might have to build this in Beer Smith and see what comes out.
Thanks in advance.....
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM   #104
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Centennial, Cascade and CTZ are your best bet - maybe Chinook and Nugget...but definitely not the rest of your available hops (I'm not familiar with Merkur). The idea is very floral and citrusy hops.
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Centennial, Cascade and CTZ are your best bet - maybe Chinook and Nugget...but definitely not the rest of your available hops (I'm not familiar with Merkur). The idea is very floral and citrusy hops.
Thanks,

Yeah I might just go down and see if I can get the other hops to make this more correct. LOL

Merkur:

Comes from the Hallertau Magnum variety, origin is Germany, 2000, its Dual Purpose hop, earthy with some citrus, some floral and herbal flavors

12-14% AA
5-6% Beta
Cohumulone 18-20%
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #106
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Thanks for the info! Looks like Merkur would be a good bittering hop for an IPA - maybe even Flower Power.

Yeah, why not get all the correct hops if it's available to you.
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I think I am going to try the following...

16.50 lbs 2 Row
6 oz Honey Malt
4 oz C40

1 oz Centennial 60 min
.5 oz Amarillo 50 min
1 oz Citra 40 min
1 oz Chinook 35 min
1 oz Simcoe 30 min
1 oz Cascade 25 min
1 oz Willamette 20 min
.50 oz Amarillo 15 min
Irish Moss 10 min

7 days into secondary and dry hop with 1 oz leaf, Cascade, Goldings and 1 oz Simcoe pellets
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:20 AM   #108
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You might want to bump up the honey malt. I know that people warn about using too much, but Flower Power is pretty intense in both sweetness and bitterness.

I currently have a version of this going, used 12 oz. of honey malt for 5.5 gallon (i don't see an issue using a full pound, the way OP has it) - the sample I had the other day was delicious. I also used about 23% of german pilsner, thought it be nice.

I'm on the fence, in general, with Willamette - not my favorite hop. I must say I don't see it being at home in this beer.
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Thanks I might relook at the Willamette and the Honey thanks for the feedback
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #110
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No problem! Hope it turns out great!

By the way, is that a pic of your keezer and brews??
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