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Old 11-02-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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BierMuncher,

Where do your great Gravity vs.Hops Ratio graphs come from?

They are neat and could serve educating n00bs (like me)..

 
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where BM got it from.
I have a copy on my site. I kno where I got mine from.

I pinched it from BM.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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http://www.brewsupplies.com/hops-gravity.htm
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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Oh.. It is a single graph?

I thought there were some variables in there...

Then, I have a copy too..
A certain hops name is in the file name. Does that mean this graph is really only valid for these hops..?


Call me confused.

 
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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Oh.. It is a single graph?
I thought there were some variables in there...
Then, I have a copy too..
A certain hops name is in the file name. Does that mean this graph is really only valid for these hops..?
Call me confused.
Nah…it’s really just a visual to help me maintain the correct ratios when I’m tweaking the gravity.

If I want to do a clone of a certain pale ale, but want to lower the ABV a bit, I use the chart to maintain that correct ratio and balance.

This first pic would be a beer that is around a 5.9% ABV.

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This second, is a pic of the same beer, dialed down to a 4.5% ABV…but maintains the same overall malt-hops profile.

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Old 11-02-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
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Nah…it’s really just a visual to help me maintain the correct ratios when I’m tweaking the gravity.

If I want to do a clone of a certain pale ale, but want to lower the ABV a bit, I use the chart to maintain that correct ratio and balance.

This first pic would be a beer that is around a 5.9% ABV.

This second, is a pic of the same beer, dialed down to a 4.5% ABV…but maintains the same overall malt-hops profile.
Why would anyone want to dial down the ABV in one of their brews? I always think of ways to add extra points to mine. I like to look at the example in reverse, their beer was 4.5% and I want mine to be 5.9% oo yea!
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Why would anyone want to dial down the ABV in one of their brews? I always think of ways to add extra points to mine. I like to look at the example in reverse, their beer was 4.5% and I want mine to be 5.9% oo yea!
Well, I brew more than my fair share and at 150 pounds, I gotta take it lighter. If could polish off a half case of good craft beer before getting buzzed, I would.

Tis the taste I’m after.

 
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #8
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BM makes a bunch of beer....and he probably drinks his fair share. I'm actually thinking about moving in that direction, just because the beers are lighter, lower in calories, and I can have a few and not be ruined/unproductive the next day.

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Old 11-03-2007, 10:38 PM   #9
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Last night I split 2 bottles of wine with some friends and had 7 pints of a porter that I brewed, the porter had a 9% abv. I feel perfectly fine today. The extra alcohol helps pickle the liver and acts as a natural preservative I always want more of it in my beer and my body.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:43 PM   #10
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Not everyone likes pickles. I remember when I started brewing I also wanted to up all the ABVs but now I'm to the point where I too am starting to dial them back. I have a smoked porter right now that at 7.5% ABV has too much alcohol warmth and it prevents me from tasting the other flavors in that I wanted in there...
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