Monthly Archives: February 2014

Miscellaneous Notes

Kegged my Hoppy El Dorado Wheat today and a few things came to mind: 1. I should have let the whirlpool go longer before starting to cool. I think I lost too much hop flavor by getting impatient and cooling … Continue reading

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Belgian Pale (Single Hop Belma)

This Thursday night, our challenge is to brew up a Belgian Pale either using Belma and/or Calypso hops. I’ve decided to go with Belma just for the heck of it and see what happens. Calypso might be the better fit … Continue reading

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Snowy Brewday

Today for my birthday I brewed up a version of a hoppy wheat beer with a large late addition of El Dorado hops. The snowy and cold conditions aside, everything went very smoothly. A few things that stuck out: 1. … Continue reading

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Infection

Ugh. After 7 years of brewing, it’s finally happened. I’ve got an infected batch. I thought something was wrong when the hop flavor/bitterness was muted and almost non-existent. It also had a strong yeasty smell that was off-putting. ┬áNot the … Continue reading

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