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Destroyer
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Post Number: 110
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Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 04:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anybody got anything on this beer?
 

Destroyer
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Post Number: 113
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Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, I've got the yeast growing up in a little starter, so I'll eventually try to figure something out.
 

Robert
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Posted on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I too was hoping someone would answer your question. I am interested in how it turns out for you. Let us know.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brewed with only one malt (pils) and three hops (Saaz, Styrian Goldings and Magnum)
 

Bill Pierce
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

JB, can we assume Magnum for bittering, Styrian Goldings for flavor and Saaz for aroma?
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Presumably. It was just info found on the web. I've not seen the beer before but now I am very intrigued. I love the combo of Saaz and Styrian. I use it, along with goldings in my Wimperial IPA.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.artisanalimports.com/page9/page9.html
 

Destroyer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

JB, that beer is amazing. It's great in the bottle, but a total revelation on tap.

The information about the beer varies depending on source. I've read that it's got 100 IBUs, 80 IBUs, and that it's 9.5% or 8.7% or 8%. It could be because they just aren't particularly consistent, or it could be typical Belgian(ish) brewer moves: just make up a number when they ask.

I guess I'm less interested in a clone than figuring out how they get the balance right. Every time I've tried to make a very hoppy tripel, either the hops get drowned out by the yeast, or the interaction between yeast and hops is... weird. Now that I have their yeast, I'll play around with it and see where it goes.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm going to have to see if I can get it in the UK.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 03:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WHOOOOP I can get it!

http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/acatalog/Beers_of_Europe__Urthel_390.html
 

Destroyer
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Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cool, JB! Let me know what you think of it.

Since that starter is now at the 200 mL size, I can really get a sense of what it smells like. Seems like a lot of the spicy/lemon/herbal character might be coming from the yeast. If this yeast leaves that kind of flavor profile, then it may become my favorite yeast.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Destroyer, are you growing it up from the bottle?
 

John Baer
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Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2008 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't have anything to add as far as the recipe goes but another awesome trippel IPA is Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Trippel. It showed up on tap at one of the local watering holes and was great.

JB
 

Destroyer
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Posted on Friday, October 03, 2008 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

From one magnum bottle, Jolly. I pitched the dregs into something like 30mL, then upped it to 200. Next I'll pitch it into 1L and evaluate the health and taste characteristics of the culture. It seems healthy so far.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Sunday, October 05, 2008 - 06:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

good luck - please report back.
 

Destroyer
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Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I pitched the yeast into a 1.3L starter on Friday night, about midnight. By Sunday morning, it had already finished fermenting out the starter. I'd say the culture was healthy! So now I just have to figure out the hop bill.