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Old 05-14-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
mayday1019
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Hey Guys,

I am brewing a mini-mash version of an IPA recipe I got from Austin Homebrew. I racked it to the secondary last week and noticed a strong fruit scent from the carboy. Is this normal with an IPA? I checked it again yesterday and the fruit scent, although a bit lighter, was still there.

Could this just be from the hops, as I did not strain the wort as I pitched it into the primary?

I had a very active week of fermentation (in primary 2 weeks) with reasonable temp fluxuations (65-70).

Thanks guys!

Bob



 
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Old 05-14-2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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IPA using Cascade hops(?) will always be fruity as hell while you're making it. That calms down after some age.
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