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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Now with 21C: Hazy IPA the guidelines are "substantial haze" and "medium to medium-full body" but they shouldn't have a "creamy or viscous mouthfeel" which to me means enter anything with noticeable lactose under 21B. For what it's worth, I've scored everywhere from 22 to 43. I've gotten gold...
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    American IPA West Coast IPA (loosely based on Russian River Blind Pig)

    Yep Flagship is their version of the Chico strain/wy1056/wlp001, that's what I use for my West Coast IPAs.
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Not much harm in entering and getting feedback on a 2 week old IPA. I personally shoot for 3-5 weeks in the keg when I enter competitions.
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    Turning your Fermonster into a complete closed transfer system for cheap!

    I actually started attaching a liquid disconnect to the liquid post so that the co2 comes up from the surface through the floating dip tube. Maybe I just need to tighten everything up a bit better, its just frustrating when I need to leave the lid open longer to tighten that bolt.
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    Turning your Fermonster into a complete closed transfer system for cheap!

    I run into a small issue with this setup and I'm curious if anyone else has. When I got to dry hop, I attach the gas disconnect, start to open the lid, turn the gas on once gas can escape, keep spinning the lid until its open and toss the hops in. My issue is that by spinning the lid with the...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Just want to say +1 too the hot side Columbus and fruity dry hop combo. I've done this same technique a bunch of times with different dry hops - Citra (gold 40/50), Mosaic (bronze 39/50), Vic Secret, Galaxy/Mosaic, and Citra/Galaxy/Mosaic. All fantastic. Just bought some Columbus lupomax that...
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    West Coast IPA Feedback

    All good notes, thanks. I actually did move back to a single dry hop, since I haven't noticed any difference once I started splitting into two. I never thought to go that low with Chico. I also can't say I've noticed a big difference since I started soft crashing before dry hop, but there...
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    Cold IPA

    I thought the change from IPL to Cold IPA seemed a little unnecessary even though I love Wayfinder, the brewery who defined the new style. But hey, the beers taste good so who really cares at the end at the day?
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I just brewed up my Citra/Motueka NEIPA for the second time a few days ago. I rarely repeat, but this was one of my favorites NEIPAs I've ever made. My notes from last time... aroma is super intense, pineapple, lime, peach, floral. Flavor is amazing, mango, lime, peach, floral. Something...
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    Golden Coffee Stout - How does it look?

    What's the batch size and ABV? That seems like a ton of coffee, so I'm curious how the coffee character comes through in the beer. I recently used 4 oz to dry bean an 8.5% stout and it came through nice. I wouldn't have thought to double or triple that amount.
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    Cold IPA

    I don't think a Cold IPA would do well if it was judged under 19B California Common. BJCP actually recommends entering it under 21B Specialty IPA as long as it can be distinguished from 21A.
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    West Coast IPA Feedback

    Yeah, soft crash after fermentation and dry hop seems to be the growing consensus among a lot of brewers. I can't say for sure I've noticed a huge difference since I started doing it, but the logic is sound and the beers haven't gotten worse.
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    West Coast IPA Feedback

    I've definitely enjoyed this recipe more with crystal than without. I love plenty of commercial beers without crystal (RPM, Sticky Hands, Volatile Substance, Pliny) but I can't seem to strike the right balance without it, they don't seem quite round enough. The past several versions of this...
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    West Coast IPA Feedback

    I like the idea of more hot side flavor, and I also like the idea of using a more modern hop for a big punch. I ended up shifting my Simcoe boil addition back to 30 min and adding some Citra Lupo at 10 min. I did one whirlpool at 180. I also abandoned the Centennial & Amarillo in favor of...
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    West Coast IPA Feedback

    I'm looking for some feedback on my West Coast IPA recipe. I've brewed something very similar to this probably twenty times and I'm trying to fine tune it. I'm going for something cripsy with moderate bitterness that has the classic citrus, pine & dank but also has some tropical fruit (kind of...
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