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Old 06-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Citra Cascade ice cubes

I added 1 oz citra and 1 oz cascade to near boiling water and stirred and agitated for 10 minutes, then strained and cooled and froze as ice cubes - each cube "containing" 1.4 gm of hops.

They lift an under hopped beer I brewed superbly, and they do not noticeably de-gass the beer in the glass. Important to drink at the same rate the ice cube melts though for consistency !!!

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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What does it add to the beer over all? Bitterness, flavor, aroma? Interesting idea.


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Old 06-17-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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Why would you want to drink a beer with an ice cube in it though?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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If you drink at the same rate that it melts, the last sip will be hoppier than the first. Shouldn't you let it melt completely first?
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:07 AM   #5
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If you drink at the same rate that it melts, the last sip will be happier than the first.
Not sure about you Yuri, but I am ALWAYS happier at the last sip....

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Damn you autocorrect.
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I store my beer NOT in fridge and sometimes want to cool it with ice cubes.

If just before the last sip of say 10 ml (one fiftieth of a glass) there is one fiftieth of an ice cube left, why will the last sip be hoppier.

It adds flavour and aroma but no bitterness.

A strong beer of 7% I add 10 ice cubes which effectively brings it to around 5%.
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If just before the last sip of say 10 ml (one fiftieth of a glass) there is one fiftieth of an ice cube left, why will the last sip be hoppier.
I think he saying that it will be hoppier because the last fiftieth of your beer was there the whole time the ice cube was melting. When each 1/50 of the cube melts off, some of it makes it into your sip and some of it mixes with the rest of the beer in the glass.
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interesting idea, have you tried it with other drinks? Might be good with a sweet lemonade or in cocktail creation.
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I like it! What gave ya this idea? It's like a chilling and randalizing all in one


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