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Old 03-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #131
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Yes increased sparge water lowers my SRM for sure. I shoot for an SRM of 7-8 usually. If u want 9 then just increase your mash water.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #132
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Have you tried this with late hopping/hopstand techniques? Just wondering, as this recipe seems different than many folks' recipes, which are only bittering + massive late hopping. I've had FP and it's a killer beer, so I didn't know if you'd tried this method or not.

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #133
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I've tried FWH as well as some late hopping for aroma. I found that if I dry hop for 2 weeks instead of 1 then my aroma drastically increases.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #134
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I'm going to brew today, and am considering this hopping schedule. The goal is to lower the bitterness just a bit and to accentuate hop flavors. Any thoughts? The 30 minute post-boil is a 30 minute hopstand. Thanks for looking.

From Hopville; sorry about any formatting problems.

Usage Time OZ AA IBU
Icon first wort 60 min 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.7 40.0
Icon boil 10 min 1 Amarillo Gold ~ pellet 8.7 14.5
Icon boil 10 min 1 Simcoe ~ pellet 13.0 21.7
Icon boil 5 min 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.7 8.0
Icon post-boil 30 min 1 Chinook ~ pellet 11.6 0.0
Icon post-boil 30 min 1 Citra ~ pellet 10.0 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 1 Amarillo ~ pellet 8.3 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.3 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 2 Simcoe ~ pellet 12.8 0.0

Bitterness
84.1 IBU
ƒ: Tinseth
9 HBU

BU:GU
1.27
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #135
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Looks good to me!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #136
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FP is one of my all time favorite beers bar none. Love it.

Fella's please humor me a little here.... I'm new. I did a couple of all grain brews back in the 90's when HB'ing was very much a new thing and not much internet.

I'm getting back into this right now and while eventually I'm sure I'll go back to AG for now I want to try a couple of extract brews. BUT.....I really want to try this recipe.

Would anyone please hazard a guess as to the extracts I would use to brew this?

I know I'm a newb and this probably sounds ridiculous but please help if you feel so inclined.

Thanks all and btw, this forum is top notch. Home brewing has come a very very long way from when I did it last.

All the best from NEO
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:50 PM   #137
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After 7 days with US-05, I'm at 1.012 from 1.066. Looks good.

Only used about 4.5 oz of Honey Malt; I'm getting a honey and tropical hops aroma, but not too much honey flavor. We'll see in 3 or 4 weeks after the dry hop and bottle.

EDIT: Well, I may have jumped the gun. I dry hopped, and now I've been seeing a bit of airlock activity every 15-30 seconds. Nothing big, but it appears that the fermentation didn't quite finish. A little frustrating, as I thought it tasted pretty dry at 1.012. If it goes further, I'm wonder if it might get a bit too bitter.


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I'm going to brew today, and am considering this hopping schedule. The goal is to lower the bitterness just a bit and to accentuate hop flavors. Any thoughts? The 30 minute post-boil is a 30 minute hopstand. Thanks for looking.

From Hopville; sorry about any formatting problems.

Usage Time OZ AA IBU
Icon first wort 60 min 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.7 40.0
Icon boil 10 min 1 Amarillo Gold ~ pellet 8.7 14.5
Icon boil 10 min 1 Simcoe ~ pellet 13.0 21.7
Icon boil 5 min 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.7 8.0
Icon post-boil 30 min 1 Chinook ~ pellet 11.6 0.0
Icon post-boil 30 min 1 Citra ~ pellet 10.0 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 1 Amarillo ~ pellet 8.3 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 1 Centennial ~ pellet 8.3 0.0
Icon dry hop 7 days 2 Simcoe ~ pellet 12.8 0.0

Bitterness
84.1 IBU
ƒ: Tinseth
9 HBU

BU:GU
1.27
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #138
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Let me know how this goes. I'm also looking to make a version with all late hop additions @20 mins or less.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #139
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After 7 days with US-05, I'm at 1.012 from 1.066. Looks good.

Only used about 4.5 oz of Honey Malt; I'm getting a honey and tropical hops aroma, but not too much honey flavor. We'll see in 3 or 4 weeks after the dry hop and bottle.

EDIT: Well, I may have jumped the gun. I dry hopped, and now I've been seeing a bit of airlock activity every 15-30 seconds. Nothing big, but it appears that the fermentation didn't quite finish. A little frustrating, as I thought it tasted pretty dry at 1.012. If it goes further, I'm wonder if it might get a bit too bitter.
dont worry about the slight increase in activity. its pretty normal after you've roused the yeast in transfering to a secondary fermenter. the hops (especially pellets) also provide millions of nucleation sites for CO2 bubbles- that could also account for your airlock activity too. your fg will also likely remain at 1.012, so no worries!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #140
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I tried this in corning, NY this past weekend and was blown away. Just an extremely great summer IPA. I caught the honey malt and tons of citrus-based late-hopping without a hint of astringent bitterness. I'm definitely going to be brewing this soon.

Ithaca Brewing is now on my list of breweries to visit.
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