Yeah the OP is worded badly. I bet it's 3.75 oz total. It says 2 weeks each btw.A request for a double extra confirmation on the dry hops.
Total amount of dry hops is 3.75 oz
1.25 oz for 7-ish days; pull it and another
1.25 oz for 7-ish days; pull it and another
1.25 oz for 7-ish days.
and NOT 3.75 oz each time (which would be a total of 11.25).
Can someone please confirm? The way I read the original post is 3.75 oz each time. But, there was an exchange above stating that the total was 3.75.
Steelers77 said:I'm going to offer these Pliny Packs for $15, does anyone mind dryhopping with pellets.
I'll take 2 kits if the deal is on
How were these kits? what was included if you dont mind sharing.
I went to the Farmhouse website and there is no explanation of what is included. When I clicked "contact us" there is an error as if the email provided doesnt exist.
I also PM'd Steelers77 yesterday with no response.
Im not willing to put faith in someone that just says "this kit includes all of the hops you need" and doesnt even list out what is included, the AA% etc.
Seems a little fishy since some people are talking about how much the hops for this recipe alone cost $30 and this hop pack is offered for $15 and they have an entire "kit" supposedly grain and all for $30 something.
I've done the handout recipe with hop variations several times. It's rumored that Vinnie has changed the hops around, notably Amarillo. IMHO, as long as the Simcoe, CTZ are there in approximate proportions and timing, you can mess around with other "C" hops and not tell much difference. Amarillo for taste and/or aroma additions is nice. I might be careful with Citra, as it can dominate if heavy handed. Cascade, or course, is very similar to Centennial, and Chinook can spice it up a touch.MMJfan said:I am planning on tackling a version of a PTE clone this weekend and I just had a quick question regarding Dude's recipe from the first post on this thread. In the OP, Dude states, "Recipe copied exactly according to Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River Brewing Company Owner/Brewmaster) handout distributed at 2005 National Homebrew Conference."
I have come across a PTE clone recipe that also seems to come from Vinnie and has a different hop profile. The link to the recipe is found here:
Homebrewing Pliny The Elder
I'm guessing this is a more up to date version of Dude's recipe from 2005 seeing that they list Centennial, CTZ and Simcoe hops just like the recipe in the link above?
However, when I was reading on Russian River's website, they listed Amarillo hops as well. Also, I did come across another recipe where the guy added about a half oz of Amarillo to both of his dry hop additions and his grain bill was almost identical to the recipe I have linked above. I discovered the Amarillo thing after I had ordered my ingredients, but as luck would have it, I just happened to have 2 oz of it sitting in my freezer! So, I'm going to go ahead and give it a try!
I have also read that Vinnie likes to change up the recipe for PTE and I was just wondering if anyone has tried the recipe I linked above? I am going to go ahead and attempt the recipe I linked above and see how it turns out as the guy that listed the other recipe I found referencing using Amarillo said his clone turned out to be about 98% accurate. Being in Ohio, I've never had the real PTE, so I'm hoping this turns out good even though I will have nothing to compare it to...
I'm confused. The wording of the original recipe on the first page is ambiguous:midfielder5 said:You [dry] hop with 11 oz, which is the standard Pliny home brew clone recipe amount for 5 gallons.
Like apparently many others, I was confused, as this can mean at least 3 different things:3 dry hop additions for approximately 2 weeks each, of 1.25 ounces EACH of columbus, centennial and simcoe.
However, this still isn't clear. Is it 1.25 oz per variety, PER DRY HOP ADDITION, or 1.25 oz per variety TOTAL, split across 3 additions?1.25 oz per variety. I would mix them all up and the split them into thrids and add one for 7-10 days, take it out, and repeat.
As you might expect, the hops swelled in the hop sock, making it impossible to remove from the carboy. I ended up racking the beer to another carboy, then inverting the empty one and shaking the hops out through the mouth of the carboy. I then added the 2nd and 3rd rounds of dry hops simultaneously to the beer and left it for another week. I then cold-crashed it for 3-4 days and kegged it. After 2 weeks on CO2, the beer turned out AMAZING. This is seriously my favourite recipe at the moment, even edging out the Stone Ruination clone recipe (my previous favourite). I'm about halfway through this keg, and I'm already planning on rebrewing it this weekend to hopefully ensure I have more ready when this keg eventually kicks.Would be interested to hear how they came out for you.
There's more to hops than just IBUs. I would say that if there was a way for Vinnie Cilurzo at Russian River to get the results he wanted with less hops, he'd use less hops.Hey everyone,
I was just looking at the hop bill on the clone recipe from 2005... I was just wondering, since the palate can't sense over 80 or so IBU's, is it really necessary to add almost a pound of hops to a 5.5 gallon brew giving around 270 + IBU's?