Nice! I'm always jealous when I see your pics. Between the clean and clear looking lagers to the perfect beer garden-esque yard it's really got me starting to brew more lagers. I've almost killed off a maibock and I have a Mosaic / Pilsner SMaSH fermenting now.
Try a heavy dryhop on el dorado. Every time I use it, I get a very definitive candy character from it. 50% of the total dryhop and that might be what gives you what you need.My newest, Double IPA with Simcoe, Centennial, Citra and Amarillo. 9.0% ABV. One of the clearest IPAs I have ever made!
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Pretty good, needs some refining. I was looking for something similar to Hop JuJu or the like. Aroma is sweet candied fruit, peach and orange mostly, and a slight grainy/toasted bread note. Flavor is lacking a bit to me. Grapefruit/grapefruit pith are just about all that's there. The nose has a ton of sweet fruit, but the flavor doesn't hit the same. There is also a bit of noticeable alcohol when you drink it. Bitterness is pretty spot on, but need to get more hop flavor.
The malt flavor is nice, so I will probably leave that alone. Ill probably reduce the ABV some next time. Maybe hit it with more Amarillo and Citra late in the boil.
Yes. It’s real my family has been making it for generations. My great aunt - Ma Ru - used to brew it in the closet in New Orleans. You can also make pineapple soda if you don’t let the yeast fully grow.Pineapple beer? There is such a thing? I have pineapples plants bearing fruit in my backyard right now. The caretaking of pineapple plants makes it almost not worth it.....but just barely.