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    Lack of Bitterness?!

    Usually about 1 oz of bittering has been enough in the past for me. Just wondering why it's different this time around? Also, my boil volume was 6 gallons and I came out with a little less than 5 but didn't end up topping off and hit my OG dead on. Thanks for the responses!! Sent from my...
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    Lack of Bitterness?!

    Hey Everyone, My main mission on this last DIPA was to achieve hop flavor. I have been able to have very bitter beers, some being way to bitter, even for my taste. So I really wanted to achieve the hop flavor and thick mouth-feel from the resins in the hops. Below is my recipe to my last...
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    Beer Glassware

    I pretty much understand all the traditional styles and glassware pairings through talking to people and reading, but I guess my question is geared on a more personal basis. What is everyones favorite glassware? What would you guys suggest to buy, or anything to steer clear of? Thanks!
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    Beer Glassware

    Hey Everyone, As a very generous present, I received a trip to pick out beer glassware. I already have a very nice Tulip glass that I use daily. The thing is, I use this for sours, stouts, IPA's and everything in between. I don't mind this, but with this present I have the opportunity to...
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    Dry hopping point diminishing results.

    I recently did an experiment where I dry hopped with 11oz, 5oz, and 3 oz (the equivalent for a 5 gallon batch). I did this with only 1 gallon batches so I didn't waste too many hops. I was disappointed with the hop smell on the 11oz batch. It lacked tropical fruitiness (which is what I was...
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    Original Gravity Question

    Thanks for the advice so far, I actually took it off the top, but the temp was around 65-70 degrees. It's happily fermenting away right now, is there anything I can do to top it off, or have I already missed the opportunity?
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    Original Gravity Question

    Hey Everyone, I am a 1 gallon extract brewer for now (will move up to 5 gallons when I have my own space to brew), and I just brewed an IIPA yesterday. My measured original gravity should have been 1.085 and I missed the mark slightly but 1.083. But I ended up coming out with only about .8th...
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    Adding Wheat to EVERYTHING

    Really old thread, but I am thinking of doing some experimenting with wheat and IPA ingredients. Did you ever get around to trying that? If so, how did it turn out? Cheers!
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    Dry Hopping Experiment

    I have read some articles as well but can't remember seeing an actual amount marked as a diminishing return. Thought it was worth a personal experiment since I'm only using a little over 2 oz. of hops for the 1 gallon batch. I totally agree that it's pretty silly to use that many hops for a 5...
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    Dry Hopping Experiment

    I have brewed a 1 gallon batch of a IIPA and have its about 2 days away from bottling. I usually just experiment with the 1 gallon batches and this time I am seeing if there is an amount of dry hops that is too much. I decided to go all out and dry hopped with the equivalent (for a 5 gallon...
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    1 gallon IPA experiment - dry hopping whole leaf vs pellets

    Great posts. Enjoyed reading your thread. What were the results from the amount of dry hopping used? Were 3oz better than 1.5oz or was there a diminishing return? Cheers!
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    Question about boil Volume

    That is what I did with my last batch of IIPA. The hops ended up absorbing so much wort I wasn't left with much, and added a considerable amount of water. But because of this, my final product was a very watery version of an IIPA.
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    Question about boil Volume

    To clarify, If you were making a IIPA and your usual pre-boil volume is 6.5 gallons, would you up that amount to make a final batch of 5 gallons, or would you just deal with a possible less amount of final boiled wort? Thanks!
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    Question about boil Volume

    Hey Everyone, I posted a few weeks ago concerned about adding .5 gallons of "top off" water to my 1 gallon IIPA batch. I under estimated how much wort would be lost in boil off and hop absorbtion and ended up with only .5 gallons of wort post boil. I tested it a few days ago and it was...
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    First ipa brew

    You wouldn't lose any hop aroma if you dry hop in the secondary. I actually started a thread a few months back about how long was too long to dry hop and 5 days seems right from the responses I got. Although I've known people to dry hop for close too 2 weeks. I'm sure your aware but there are...
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