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  1. #31
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    Originally posted by Carl Spakler
    OK, looks like I'll try the Columbus for the first hp addition.
    Make sure you adjust for the alpha acid content!
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    Originally posted by Boerne Brew
    Make sure you adjust for the alpha acid content!
    OK, once someone explains what that means.

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    Alpha Acid content is the bitterness level of the hops.
    The higher the AA, the more bitter. Also, the longer the hops go in the boil the more bitter. (2 lesser effects: The older the hops, the LESS bitter, and the thicker the wort, the LESS bitter.)

    Check out this page on Palmer's web site to see how to adjust hop levels.

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    Columbus hops - 13-16% AA
    Warrior hops - 15-17% AA

    In light of them being within each others "noise" it wouldn't make sense to adjust would it?

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    What is the alpha of the colubus you bought as compared to the aplha of the warrior used in the recipe you are maikng?
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    Originally posted by Boerne Brew
    What is the alpha of the colubus you bought as compared to the aplha of the warrior used in the recipe you are maikng?
    The recipe is the one from this thread, I don't believe it listed an alpha, as of yet I haven't bought any of the supplies so I have time to over analyze the situation.

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    I bought all my supplies yesterday, looks like today should be spent over a bubbling vessel of yumminess.

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    Allright ...now that the RedSox Amber is done...next is my YPA (Yankee Pale Ale)

    What do you guys think?

    10.5 lbs 2 row
    1 lb crystal 10
    1 lb Caramunich
    1 lb carapils
    8oz Victory

    1 oz Columbus (60)
    1 oz Centennial (15)
    .5 oz Cascade (15)
    .5 oz Chinook (0)
    .5 oz Cascade (0)
    .5 oz Chinook (dry)

    may rack over wlp 005 for a third try (have a packet of safeale 05 just in case)
    Brewing:
    Primary:: YPA (yankee pale ale)...Xtra version!!
    Secondary:: Realbeer ESB
    Conditioning::
    Ready:Corky's Happy wife..(tks corky this stuff is good...almost gone...lol), Peachy wheat...
    Next up::Something!!

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    chinook? not my favorite hop...
    keep on truckin'...

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    Originally posted by danno
    chinook? not my favorite hop...
    Have'nt used it before...any reason why you don't like it?...
    Brewing:
    Primary:: YPA (yankee pale ale)...Xtra version!!
    Secondary:: Realbeer ESB
    Conditioning::
    Ready:Corky's Happy wife..(tks corky this stuff is good...almost gone...lol), Peachy wheat...
    Next up::Something!!

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    If you use Chinook, use it sparingly.
    Chinook tends to be a harsh hop when used in abundance.
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    You also have a pretty fair amount of caramel & crystal malts. Generally no more than 10% of the grist is recommended.
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    Originally posted by dparsons
    You also have a pretty fair amount of caramel & crystal malts. Generally no more than 10% of the grist is recommended.
    Stupid question...Thats the Caramunich Carapils?...The victory isnt a caramel or crystal right?
    Brewing:
    Primary:: YPA (yankee pale ale)...Xtra version!!
    Secondary:: Realbeer ESB
    Conditioning::
    Ready:Corky's Happy wife..(tks corky this stuff is good...almost gone...lol), Peachy wheat...
    Next up::Something!!

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    Updated Recipe...how's it look now?

    YPA (Yankee Pale Ale)

    12 lbs 2 row
    8 oz Caramunich
    8 oz Carapils
    8oz Victory
    8 oz Honey Malt

    1 oz Columbus (60)
    1 oz Mt Hood (60)
    1 oz Centennial (15)
    .5 oz Cascade (15)
    1 oz liberty (0)
    .5 oz Cascade (0)
    .5 oz Liberty (dry)
    .5 oz Cascade (dry)

    plan on racking over WLP 005 for a second time (have 11.5 oz of safeale 05 just in case)

    1.078 SG
    10.5 SRM
    90.5 IBU's
    Brewing:
    Primary:: YPA (yankee pale ale)...Xtra version!!
    Secondary:: Realbeer ESB
    Conditioning::
    Ready:Corky's Happy wife..(tks corky this stuff is good...almost gone...lol), Peachy wheat...
    Next up::Something!!

  15. #45
    Looks like a nice big DIPA.
    I will be interested to hear how the hops play together in this.
    Mt. Hood & Liberty go great together.
    Casc&Colum&Cent go great together.

    Will all 5 play together? (I think so, but the C's will dominate this beer). 90 IBU's is huge.
    -B'Dawg

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