Gamma Ray Original

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  1. May 10, 2018 #101

    Philmac

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    Sorry- that's my brew kettle, i can mash then boil in it-it's a Buffalo water boiler.
    I gotcha. So mash, boil, then 30 minute whirlpool?
    What is whirlpooling, i have not done that before?
    Thanks
     
  2. May 10, 2018 #102

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    Braindead- I had a quick look online about whirlpooling- i get it now, thanks for the help- think i'm on track now for brew day this weekend/ early next week- really looking forward to making this beer!
     
  3. May 10, 2018 #103

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    Just fill your head with as much knowledge as possible
    Youtube, google etc/
    Is this your first brew?
     
  4. May 10, 2018 #104

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    Probably about my 7th all grain brew, before that I learnt with extract- still getting the hang of it.
    Will certainly check out whirlpooling as I’ve not done it before
     
  5. May 15, 2018 at 1:02 PM #105

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    Brewing this again Saturday! Definitely going to up the dry hop additions vs. recipe
     
  6. May 15, 2018 at 2:38 PM #106

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    Tunabeast- do you reckon this needs a wee bit more of a hop hit? I’m going to do the recipe as it is and then decide if it needs more. I have the stuff for this weekends brew.
    Let me know what you think about the new one and how much extra you put in.
     
  7. May 15, 2018 at 3:10 PM #107

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    When I brewed as per recipe it tasted amazing but lacked the extra fruity punch of aroma you get from gamma ray in a can. I am going to double up on dry hop additions, will see what happens!
     
  8. May 15, 2018 at 3:13 PM #108

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    Nice one Tuna- be sure to let me know how the double dry hops go! I’ll keep that in mind for brew two, this is a recipe I could see myself make over and over if it comes out good :)
     
  9. May 15, 2018 at 10:00 PM #109

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    Im currently half way through another batch of Gamma, I doubled up the on whirlpool and dry hops and still doesn't have the tropical punch. Even used Cryo Citra hops.
    I put it down to the quality of hops and grain we get compared to the big boys
     
  10. May 16, 2018 at 2:50 PM #110

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    @Braindead - dissapointed to hear that! Is there a noticeable difference after upping the hops? Next time I'm in London hoping to stop off at the Beavertown brewery, will try and find out the secret when I'm there
     
  11. May 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM #111

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    Nah hardly anything to be honest with you.
    To be honest I do think though I'm killing my palate as my last brew had 17g/l dry hop and compared to Gamma dry hop it was a different league
     

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