Making clear IPA again

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CascadesBrewer

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Second bottle of my latest using S33. Centennial, mosaic, Idaho 7. Some nice fruit from the mosaic and I7, but heavier pine and citrus (which I like). Shocked that S33 dropped this clear with whirlfloc being my only fining. I also usually have chill haze but this is after maybe 2-3 days in the fridge.
Interesting. With my split batch of US-05 vs S-33, the US-05 batch was pretty clear at maybe 10 days in the keg, where the S-33 had a bit of a powdery haze for about 14 days. Now at 18 days in the keg they both have dropped very clear. This is just a Pale Ale - 93% Pale + 7% C-40, hopped with Amarillo.

Edit to add Tasting Notes: US-05 hit 78% attenuation (1.012) and is a typical clean American yeast character that lets the hops and grain shine. It is what I have grown to expect in an American Pale Ale (though it came in at around 6.1% which is bigger than I like a Pale Ale). The S-33 hit 68% attenuation (1.018) and has more yeast character that I would describe as fruity with an apricot note. It has a touch more sweetness. Drinking a pint of this beer is rather filling. I am not a huge fan of S-33 in this specific beer, but I could see it in a lower gravity beer to retain some body or maybe with some recipe tweaks to boost the "digestibility" (maybe a lower mash temp and/or swapping the Crystal for something else). I could see why people list this as a good NEIPA yeast.

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Sure! It was pretty basic. I'm one of those guys that still likes crystal malts, and 40L is my go-to. I'm not a fan of pushing all hop additions to after the boil and have sorta landed on 15/5m addition while still using a hopstand
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I undershot my OG for about 4points and ended up at 1.060. FG 1.015. Mashed at 150 for a full hour. I use a tilt and dry hopped when it showed about 80-90% done. There was definitely still fermentation taking place, and the hops stayed in the fermenter for 7-8 days before I bottled. I'm still working out kinks in that process for myself, but that seems to be working so far.
Thanks! I too like a little crystal in my IPAs. Celebration by Sierra Nevada will always be one of my favorites.
 

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Thanks! I too like a little crystal in my IPAs. Celebration by Sierra Nevada will always be one of my favorites.
Mine too. And I like color. Shrug.
I might be a bit light on IBU for some folks, but 50-60 is generally enough for me. I'm not completely sure how accurate beersmith is at calculating the additions after the boil, so I just roll with it.

Interesting. With my split batch of US-05 vs S-33, the US-05 batch was pretty clear at maybe 10 days in the keg, where the S-33 had a bit of a powdery haze for about 14 days. Now at 18 days in the keg they both have dropped very clear. This is just a Pale Ale - 93% Pale + 7% C-40, hopped with Amarillo.

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Looks nice. Seems like you'd be hard pressed to tell one from the other. I think I will be taking a little break from brewing IPAs for a couple months to sneak in some other styles, but I think verdant IPA yeast is next on the list. I have a packet of K97 toiling away in the fridge that I keep meaning to use in an alt, but that might get used up too.
 
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Here is a Yellow Rose Clone (Pilsner/mosaic SMaSH) that is coming around nicely. I bottled it one month ago. There is a little haze from the dryhop but this is a nice easy one that tastes great. Recipe Here

My hop (all Yakima Valley 2020 Mosaic) schedule was slightly different. For 3.5 gallons:
10g 60 min
20g 20 min
25g 5 min
28g 20 steep/whirlpool starting at 170
35g 2 day dryhop after cold crash and raised back up to 55
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