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Old 19-04-2016, 10:48 AM   #11
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Good luck recreating one of the best beers by one of the best brewers at one of the best equipped and creative breweries in the country
Shush you!

Getting a couple of the blighters this weekend for delectation. Looking forward to... uh... testing the profile and taste.
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Old 19-04-2016, 11:04 AM   #12
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It's an absolutely stonking beer. I prefer to v2 (didn't get to try v1 though).
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Old 19-04-2016, 11:18 AM   #13
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It's an absolutely stonking beer. I prefer to v2 (didn't get to try v1 though).
Agreed, V2 was merely 'ok' in my book. Nothing remarkable (in fact, i think that was my Untappd note on it). Tried V3 at the Brewdog AGM and was blown away... couldn't resist writing to the guys at the brewery and asking about it.

Seriously though, the amount of hops being used in this recipe is pushing us to the limit of what we'd normally spend on a brew. I guess that's what makes it so delicious to drink.
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Old 19-04-2016, 08:41 PM   #14
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Wow £50 for one brew! Thats 4 brews for me. Citra hops are just stupidly expensive now
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Old 19-04-2016, 09:04 PM   #15
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Yeah, Weird Beard had a very vocal complaint about not being able to get enough for their Citra pilsner. Is there any sub at all?

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Old 22-04-2016, 12:18 PM   #16
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Have you tried here for your water report?

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/you-a...rqualitysearch

You should be able to get an idea of the carbonate, calcium, sulphate and chloride levels from this.

Also, you should definitely make a (large) yeast starter if you are using liquid yeast and with that abv.
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Sounds good. Rather expensive though.


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Old 12-07-2016, 04:00 PM   #18
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Hi

Did you make this beer? How did it turn out and how close to the original?

Thinking of having a go at this one

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Not yet - we need a way to regulate the fermentation temperature before we crack on with it. Later in the year

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Resurrecting a very worthwhile thread...

I've just finished bottling this today. By all accounts, a very, very good beer, and I can't wait to see what it's like once conditioned. I made some changes to the recipe to account for what I had on hand and some personal preferences:

1) No chance of coddling vermont yeast to that extent. I used Safale US-05. No real temp control available for fermentation, other than a waterbath with some ice to keep fermentation around 18C (+/- 2C)

2) I didn't have Chinook, so used a complimentary mix of what I did have. Columbus replaced the first 6g, then 26g of Simcoe and 26g of Centennial to replace the further 50g of Chinook. I also dry hopped for 11, rather than 10 days, partly to try to offset the fact that my hop bag floats a bit.

3) Added 200g of crystal and 200g of carapils. I wanted to use the former up, and wanted a little more body to account for low mash temperatures.

I've bottled at 2.3 volumes.

Tasting the samples - stone fruit and citrus are full on, the aroma on this thing justifies the 300g of citra. I never tried the DIPA v3, but Beavertown's Lupuloid is the only thing that comes close to this in hop aroma and intensity. Beersmith gave me a value of 77 IBUs (with the specific hops I've used) and I'd say that's about right - bitterness is right on the mark and really compliments the hoppy-ness. I was apprehensive about dry hopping with Comet, given its pungency but together with the simcoe and ctz a small undertone of dank/resin/pine is there. Body is spot on - the cara-pils is something I'd add again for sure.

Likely ABV is around 7.6%, my efficiency is pretty crap.

All in all this is gearing up to be an insanely good beer and well worth the eye-watering price tag.

Next up will be a sessionable version of this for a party, around 4%, with the citra dialled back a touch to make it a bit more accessible to those with less of an obsession with hops. Also going to dial the IBUs back to around 35 - I remember that Cloudwater's blog mentioned a low bitterness DIPA that apparently came out well...
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