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Old 10-04-2011, 03:17 AM   #121
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Just transferred this to the secondary for dry hopping and took a hydro sample at 1.018. Hopefully this will go down another point or two while it's in the secondary for a week. It smells really good and has a light taste with a slight bitterness at the very end. It wasn't really sweet but overall very drinkable for being a 2 week old flat beer!

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:22 AM   #122
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The finish is sweet, so it's the 3rd flavor you taste.

1st flavor: powerful hop aroma (citrus)
2nd flavor: slight breadiness, hop bitterness
3rd flavor: slight caramel sweetness

As I said before, it's a feature, not a bug.

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #123
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Just transferred this to the secondary for dry hopping and took a hydro sample at 1.018. Hopefully this will go down another point or two while it's in the secondary for a week.
1.018 is a bit sweet for a beer... but about right for a late harvest riesling.

Sometimes racking will help it go down a few points in secondary. The Germans have a word for stirring or shaking the fermentor to get those extra few points down, but I can't remember it right now. It's something like "rousing" the yeast or something.

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #124
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1.018 is a bit sweet for a beer... but about right for a late harvest riesling.

Sometimes racking will help it go down a few points in secondary. The Germans have a word for stirring or shaking the fermentor to get those extra few points down, but I can't remember it right now. It's something like "rousing" the yeast or something.
You know though, the hydro sample wasn't all that sweet and there wasnt a huge bitterness at the beginning or middle, just a slight bitterness that lingered at the end. It was good though, but as is all sampling, the flavors will develop and with the dry hopping, it should give it more aroma and a slighter hint of hop to the taste.

It might be that my initial hop addition boiled over! Oops, in any case, it has alcohol in it, and it is very drinkable!

 
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:04 PM   #125
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Oh, and I used Citra on this one instead of the Simco due to LHBS supplies.

 
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:18 PM   #126
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Bottled it yesterday and it tasted great. Had a really good aroma from dry hopping and was sitting at 1.018 after adding the priming sugar. Not sure why it is still so high, but it did taste good.

 
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:40 PM   #127
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Gonna have to make this. Looks too good to pass up.

Anyone have some advice on any recipe changes from the OP?

 
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:16 PM   #128
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Gonna have to make this. Looks too good to pass up.

Anyone have some advice on any recipe changes from the OP?
If you like the flavor/smell of grapefruit, then Citra was a great change.

Although this is third beer I've made, it is the best one brewed so far and it's going to be a staple now. It was also a huge hit at a tailgate this weekend.

 
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:47 PM   #129
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cuinrearview, just wanted you to know I'm a good ways done the keg already and this is the best beer I've ever made. yay! Now I'm doing all grain, I'll be making this sometime over the winter or spring again.

 
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:31 PM   #130
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Is Citra a good sub for Simcoe? My store of choice doesn't have any Simcoe.

 
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