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Old 10-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #11
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A guy in my home brew club just made a IPA with 18 oz of hops for 5 gallons and the IBU's were 248, so no it has no effect on the yeast.
248 IBU's??? My God man, how can someone even taste the beer with that kind of bitterness?
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:32 AM   #12
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248 IBU's??? My God man, how can someone even taste the beer with that kind of bitterness?
You can't taste beyond 80-100 (depending on who you listen to) anyways.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #13
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Just checked it i finally see krausen forming.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:18 AM   #14
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248 IBU's??? My God man, how can someone even taste the beer with that kind of bitterness?
To be honest it was not mouth puckering bitter like I was expecting, it was quite drinkable for a glass, I don't think I could have drank another.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:51 AM   #15
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To be honest it was not mouth puckering bitter like I was expecting, it was quite drinkable for a glass, I don't think I could have drank another.
Well yes, the brewer exceeded the range of detectability. Like speakers that can produce sound down to 5hz. That's great, but you can't hear it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #16
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you added water to your wort AFTER the boil? Isnīt that a contamination risk?

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:18 PM   #17
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[email protected], with that many hops, you're beer's certainly ruined, undrinkable and maybe even toxic to drink. Luckily, I run a free beer disposal facility right here in Mpls. When you bottle this, package it in brown bottles with o2 barrier caps, put in a case and ship to:
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #18
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you added water to your wort AFTER the boil? Isnīt that a contamination risk?
Just as long as it's sanitary (boiled or bottled water) it's perfectly fine to add after the boil.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Did you use 1.5 lbs of wet hops (based on you saying you picked them for free)? if so, that's not so crazy. Its something like 5:1 ratio when talking wet:dry(pelletized).

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #20
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No I dried the hops myself

 
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