Familiarity breeds contempt

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Familiarity breeds contempt

Post by Primavera » 3 months ago

So..

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to brew another batch of IPL.

The first batch came out pretty good and I saved enough yeast slurry for a healthy starter.

I also had a ton of things to do around the house so, once I mashed in, I started on my chores. Stirred at 30-minute intervals and paid no attention to the process.

Got the boil going and proceeded back to work. Sometime into the boil (was it 90 minutes? 60? 45?) I had no idea and panicked because I hadn't even thought about hops. Figuring I was late and had to make my addition RIGHT NOW, I dumped 1.5 oz x 3 varieties into the wort. Breathing a sigh of relief, I decided to figure out when I really started the boil and where I was volume-wise. The 4.5 oz of hops went in at 60 minutes and my calculators were telling me I had 130IBUs if I went the whole 90. :headhit:

In for a penny, In for a pound - I did not want to stop at 1.045 and let it go the final 30 minutes - I even added another 1.5 oz at flameout.

This should be an interesting brew.


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Re: Familiarity breeds contempt

Post by Primavera » 2 months ago

30 Minute hop addition:
(1.064 / 21L)

1.50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
1.50 oz Calypso [13.00 %]
1.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %]

Flameout addition:

.50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
.50 oz Calypso [13.00 %]
.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %]

Dry hop (keg)

1 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
1 oz Calypso [13.00 %]

California Lager yeast.

Absolutely amazing beer. :thumbs: Smooth, drinkable, with an incredible aroma.

By the numbers, this should be bitter as hell.
Giving up brewing beer to numbers.


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Post by Streamer » 2 months ago

Ha! I've been waiting for the report - glad it turned out well. I wonder how close you can come to duplicating the beer?
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

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Re: Familiarity breeds contempt

Post by Inconceivable » 2 months ago

hilarious. Even when my brain is barely functioning I'm still managing to make note of the start of the boil AND set my smart phone stop watch so 30 x batches hasn't made me too familiar yet.

I liked your 'dump in a tonne of hops' plan

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