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    Question on my finished product...

    For carbonation - how long had it been since brewing that you bottled? If it's been more than say 3 or 4 months, your yeast may be mostly dormant or dead, especially with the high alcohol content of a triple IPA. If not, they probably just need more time in the bottle. For cloudiness - in...
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    I need some hops reccomendations....

    Another vote for sterling/willamette for finishing - I make a lot of ambers and always keep those in my freezer.
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    what went wrong?

    Can't give you any specific advice for that crazy brew, but I can tell you about the first time I did a strong IPA (~11% ABV). I tasted a hydro sample and thought it was ruined - tasted like bad stale whiskey or something. It was close to my FG but was so nasty I damn near pitched it. But I...
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    "Giant Smasher" Triple IPA - Extract

    Thought I'd post an update after tasting it during a gravity reading 1 month after initial brewday. IMO it tastes incredible for a 12+% beer - next time I might do more late hop additions since I'm a big hop-head, but I'm very happy so far, especially considering it will improve even more with...
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    "Giant Smasher" Triple IPA - Extract

    Please check out this recipe - I've brewed a bunch of pretty good extract single and double IPAs but here's my first shot at the big time. I haven't brewed it yet, was hoping to hear from some experts before sinking $60 bucks or so into this monster. I'm fine with it being a "hoppy barleywine"...
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    Yeast Starter - tastes like vinegar

    Last weekend I was all set to brew my favorite double IPA recipe. Pulled my 2-quart WLP001 California Ale yeast starter out of the fridge to let it warm up. It had looked & smelled normal during its' 3-day incubation and then sat in the fridge for 2 days. I used standard sanitization...
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