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Old 07-17-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
acidrain23
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So, I brewed up a blonde ale this weekend, loosely based on Revvy's recipe...

6 lbs Pilsner DME
1 lb Belgian Aromatic
1 lb Vienna

1 oz Sterling, 20M + 1/2 oz cracked corriander
1 oz Saaz, 5M + 1/2 oz cracked corriander

Wyeast 3787

I think this is going to be awesome! However, I cannot resist the urge to tinker further. I'm impulse purchased a couple of oz's of Galaxy hops, and I want to throw them in as a dry hop! And if I go that route, I could even add some passionfruit juice to reinforce that flavor? Maybe I should just shut up and enjoy this as is already!



 
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Still looking for some feedback for this one if possible. I know a lot of my beers are weird out of style mongrels, but I'm only concerned that the beer taste good! Should I dry hop this bad boy with the galaxy?



 
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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Galaxy is amazing. I had it in a clean IPA with warrior last night and it was darn good.

The coriander (a whole ounce yowzer) and Saaz will definitely make this beer a style to itself if you dry hop with galaxy. I think it sounds like a good experiment, and as the dry hop fades it will turn into a completely different brew. If you can stand NOT drinking it!

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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So, I brewed up a blonde ale this weekend, loosely based on Revvy's recipe...

6 lbs Pilsner DME
1 lb Belgian Aromatic
1 lb Vienna

1 oz Sterling, 20M + 1/2 oz cracked corriander
1 oz Saaz, 5M + 1/2 oz cracked corriander

Wyeast 3787

I think this is going to be awesome! However, I cannot resist the urge to tinker further. I'm impulse purchased a couple of oz's of Galaxy hops, and I want to throw them in as a dry hop! And if I go that route, I could even add some passionfruit juice to reinforce that flavor? Maybe I should just shut up and enjoy this as is already!
Just so you know, Vienna and Aromatic have to be mashed. I think they have enough enzymes to convert themselves, but I'm not sure. I would leave out the corriander and definitely dry hop with Galaxy. Should be a pretty good brew.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:15 AM   #5
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Vienna has surplus diastatic enzymes, and aromatic has enough to convert itself, so you should be fine.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, I mashed 'em BIAB style so should be good to go. Ok, I'm doin it! Will post up the results in a few weeks hopefully!!
Skipping the fruit juice.

 
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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Why not split the batch if possible. Dry hop one and then compare

 
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #8
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i'd ditch the coriander for the galaxy. try to find a commercial white IPA to get an example of coriander plus hops, i think it pairs miserably

 
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #9
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The beer is already brewed, so can't really remove the corriander. However, this batch has already been aging for a month and a half. I have a feeling that by the time I get around to adding the dry hops, (possibly up to a month from now), that the corriander will be almost undetectable, (and the pungency of the galaxy hops will definitely overpower the spices). We'll see though, always a work in progress!

I think I might take Pesi's suggestion though and split the batch.

 
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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The gravity finally settled down to within specifications 1.012 so I added the dry hops last night. 2 oz of galaxy and 1 oz of amarillo. Holy cow, I wanted to start nom'ing on the galaxy hops out of the bag- they smell amazing! I did have a quick question- the beer itself is a little hazy, I want to add some gelatin to clear it, but can I do this simultaneously while dry hopping without killing my flavor and aroma?



 
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