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APA today

Post by Rookie » Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:22 pm

I got a three gallon batch of APA going this morning by steeping two ozs of caraffa II to give a bit of color.
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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:22 pm

Probably should have used less; it looks closer to an amber ale going into the fermenter.
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Re: APA today

Post by MashBag » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:19 pm

I think it's a smashing colour. Don't worry about it

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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:30 pm

This was at the beginning of the steep, it did get quite a bit darker.
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Re: APA today

Post by MashBag » Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:50 am

Could you make it up as a tea and add gradually?

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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:03 pm

MashBag wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:50 am
Could you make it up as a tea and add gradually?
I could have, but I like to brew with as few steps as possible that still gives good results so I just added it as is.
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Re: APA today

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Rookie wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:03 pm
MashBag wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:50 am
Could you make it up as a tea and add gradually?
I could have, but I like to brew with as few steps as possible that still gives good results so I just added it as is.
My main objective was to test out nugget hops to see if I like them. I'm contemplating growing hips next year and some of the local homebrewers say they grow pretty good here.
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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:55 pm

I took a gravity reading today and it's definitely done: 1.045-1.008. I'm not sure how much I like the nugget hops, but I'll reserve final judgement until after I bottle and it carbs up a bit.
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Re: APA today

Post by MashBag » Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:56 am

For flavour profiling hops, is there a way to steep and taste hops, before you brew?

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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:15 pm

MashBag wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:56 am
For flavour profiling hops, is there a way to steep and taste hops, before you brew?
There probably is, but I just go ahead and brew. I normally brew three gallons so it's not a lot if I don't really care for the hop.
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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:07 am

Had my first one today. I kinda like the hops, but they'd probably work better in a darker stronger beer.
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Re: APA today

Post by MashBag » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:34 am

Nice drop. And good work.. 3 weeks grain to glass.

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Re: APA today

Post by Rookie » Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:25 pm

MashBag wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:34 am
Nice drop. And good work.. 3 weeks grain to glass.
Thanks.
Time to start planning my next brew day: 3 weeks before this batch runs out.
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Re: APA today

Post by MashBag » Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:11 pm

Yeah I was on 6 weeks. 2+2+2 but have just moved over to overnight Mash & fermentation in same kettle and then straight to bottle after 7 days and then a gentle warm for carbonation for 7, then sit for 7.

House recipe, I have made 100's of bottle of and little if any difference.

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