Teach me to hops?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    So I bought some glacier hops. Not sure why, but I did. What's your experience with these?

    I was planning a simple extract ipa to get a feel for them, but I want a little insider info first.
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  • ThymThym
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I did an extract and steeping grains IPA once, with Amarillo for bittering, and glacier for the late additions. Turned out pretty dang good. I will consult my notebook, and pass on what I did.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    OK ... checked my notes
    6 pounds LME
    2 pounds DME (added late)
    1.25 pounds crystal 20 (steeped)
    1 oz Amarillo at 60 min.
    2 oz Glacier at 30 min.
    2 oz Glacier at 5 min.
    0.25 oz Amarillo at flame out
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  • ceanntceannt
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    OK ... checked my notes
    6 pounds LME
    2 pounds DME (added late)
    1.25 pounds crystal 20 (steeped)
    1 oz Amarillo at 60 min.
    2 oz Glacier at 30 min.
    2 oz Glacier at 5 min.
    0.25 oz Amarillo at flame out
    S-04. Yeast
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    and? gimme some impressions about flavor/aroma and whatnot.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Oh, yeah .... similar to fuggles, but brighter, and not as earthy. AA is also higher ...
    It's a good flavor and aroma hop, if you don't want "cat piss and pine tar", but want a brighter hop profile
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  • ceanntceannt
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    And sorry about the double post ... my phone batteries died just as I posted ...
    ???????
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Oh, yeah .... similar to fuggles, but brighter, and not as earthy. AA is also higher ...
    It's a good flavor and aroma hop, if you don't want "cat piss and pine tar", but want a brighter hop profile



    mmm, that sounds good. if the ipa works out, might just have to try and brew one of them cascadian dark ales with it. seems like that would be a nice match-up.
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  • BenSBenS
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    Here's what you do. Add 1/2 oz to the brew kettle and lager said brew until any and all identifying characteristics of the variety are mellowed out. Drink and enjoy malty goodness.

    C_B
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    BenS said:

    Here's what you do. Add 1/2 oz to the brew kettle and lager said brew until any and all identifying characteristics of the variety are mellowed out. Drink and enjoy malty goodness.



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  • ThymThym
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    Thats just wrong.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Thats just wrong.



    for an ipa, yes. in general, no.

    C_B
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  • ThymThym
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    If it isnt an IPA its wrong in general.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    If it isnt an IPA its wrong in general.



    false
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i bought some hops last week. anyone brew with lemon drop? it sounded good, so i bought some. and some apollo and a couple other ones. in think amarillo and galaxy but i don't remember.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    now i can't make up my mind weather i should brew an extract ipa or go with a maltier base.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    Extract with steeping grains. 1070 OG. Go big or go home.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Extract with steeping grains. 1070 OG. Go big or go home.



    sterling silver? that sounds like a not tasty flavor.
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  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    Extract with steeping grains. 1070 OG. Go big or go home.



    sterling silver? that sounds like a not tasty flavor.


    You caught the autocorrected typo before I fixed it.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    Lakewood said:

    Extract with steeping grains. 1070 OG. Go big or go home.



    sterling silver? that sounds like a not tasty flavor.


    You caught the autocorrected typo before I fixed it.


    >:D<
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  • BenSBenS
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    I feel like this was an April fools day post.
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  • C_BC_B
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    BenS said:

    I feel like this was an April fools day post.



    Ha!
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    BenS said:

    I feel like this was an April fools day post.



    it was. brewing advice from lake? crazyness.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    BenS said:

    I feel like this was an April fools day post.



    it was. brewing advice from lake? crazyness.


    :(
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    BenS said:

    I feel like this was an April fools day post.



    it was. brewing advice from lake? crazyness.


    :(


    we'll all stop if you brew something...
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B