Maine Beer Company Peeper Clone #3 Results

Recipe

 

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Dry Hop as Percentage of Total Hop Build

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Keg Hops As Percentage of Dry Hop

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Hop Stand As Percentage of Boil Additions

Total Hop Oils

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
24.742 0.646 6.296 3.571 15.47 0.541 17.134 25.621 5.225 9.759

Hop Oils in Boil/Whirlpool

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
7.319 0.635 6.395 3.479 15.672 0.54 17.174 26.009 5.021 9.655

Hop Oils in Dry Hop

Adjusted Myrcene Linalool Caryophyllene Farnesene Humulene Geraniol Other Co-Humulone Beta Acids Alpha Acids
48.157 0.662 6.162 3.694 15.198 0.544 17.08 25.1 5.5 9.9

Notes:

Descriptors: floral, orange peels, herbal, tea

Big difference between this version of Peeper and the first and second version I tried. Although, I think I’m getting further from the actual Peeper you can purchase. I like the change to the English Ale yeast, slightly less dry and seems to clear up the beer better too. I could probably adjust the water minerals even more in favor of the calcium chloride in this beer to try to soften mouthfeel little bit, but this versions water profile is much improved from the past two. Wow do keg hops make a huge difference in the overall perception of hop aroma. I would have like this beer even more, but there is something to either Centennial or Amarillo (probably both, they seem like very similar hops to me) that I just find aggressive. I get a strong floral type aroma that I just don’t associate with something I want to eat/drink like I would with a more fruit forward hop. The last change made to this beer from the earlier versions is the addition of a hopstand. Although I think I’m looking for it in the taste, it does seem like there is more of a hop flavor in the beer. Although, the keg hops add such stronger  hop presence in the nose, I sometimes think I’d perceive a greater hop flavor anyways, just from the smell.

This beer advanced to the final round of the National Homebrew Competition.

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