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Old 01-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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I am going for a big American Red/Amber ale. I think I am pretty happy with the malt bill. I just got the Bravo hops from Hops Direct and thought this would be a good way to try them out. I will probably adjust the dry hop amount depending on what I think it needs when I keg it. I am going to mash at 152F and use US-05.

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Old 01-06-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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That's a lot of high-AA hops. I have not tried the Bravo variety yet, but your recipe looks tasty.


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Old 01-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #3
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I say bump up the Munich to around 15%, but that is just me, I love me some Munich.

The hop bill sounds slightly risky, since you don't really know if you like Bravo yet, but after reading some reviews of a couple single hop Bravo IPAs, it sounds like it is a solid multi-purpose hop, so you may very well have a gem on your hands.

 
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:41 AM   #4
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bump....I am brewing this tomorrow....

 
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #5
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I like the name.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:33 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerrific
bump....I am brewing this tomorrow....
Well...?

Out with it man...

How's this beer shaping up?

I'm researching the Bravo Hops and need to know...

 
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BierMuncher
Well...?

Out with it man...

How's this beer shaping up?

I'm researching the Bravo Hops and need to know...

Thanks for reminding me about this thread.

I think the beer came out very nice. The Bravo hops are not overwhelming in their taste, so the malty profile is very evident but balanced by the bitterenss. I dry hopped with .5oz, the aroma is present but not overwhelming.

I gave a couple of the beers to Brewiz, maybe he will chime in on what he thinks too.

I like the Bravo hops. I will probably not do another beer with it alone, but would not hesitate to use it for late additions to any American style hoppy beer. It is somewhat citrusy, but not anything close to Cascade, Amarillo, etc. It has more of a mild spicy, earthy flavor. I think it would blend well with other American hop varieties if you are looking to make something that is not a grapefruit bomb.

 
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:35 AM   #9
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any other with experience with bravo?

any updates on this recipe?

i have a lb in the fridge and trying to decide what to do.

 
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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I thought it was a pretty good beer. It was bitter. The hop flavor was there but not overwhelming. If I had it to do again I would probably use another hop variety in the last few minutes of the boil in addition to the Bravo (like Centennial or Cascade).



 
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