Sweet aroma of fresh hops. Slight hop bite that’s quickly followed by a mouthful of great floral/fruity hops. Very little aftertaste other than a lingering hop bitterness in the background and clean malt sweetness in the foreground.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
There’s a lot of gear I get that I assume is already calibrated accurately out of the box, just because it’s easier for me to assume that. That means I can just get down to using it, and don’t have to waste time on boring stuff.
I recently got a couple of dial gauge thermometers from Spike to use in my Spike brew kettles. Of course they recommended checking the temperature reading at a temperature near where you plan to use it most, and even provide a convenient set screw on the back. But I just dove in and started using it.
On my first brew I just took it at face value to be accurate. The second time I used it, I decided to check it with my highly accurate digital lollipop thermometer that comes with calibration certification paperwork that it’s good to 0.1 degrees F. I found that although the dial read 143F, my lollipop thermometer read 156F. That’s huge at mash temperature.
The set screw is super easy to use. Just turn it (pliers or screwdriver) and you can see the dial face rotate around. I have other probe thermometers that don’t have a separate calibration screw, but you just turn the nut at the back face and you see the same change.
Next time I won’t be so lazy.
Nice floral aroma of hops. Crisp flavor bite that ignites taste buds and gets the mouth watering. Very hop flavorful, but not bitter at all. Hop flavor gives way to nice rounded malt flavor and finishes with a mild taste of both the hops and malt.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Fresh sweet hop aroma that’s slightly citrusy but very floral. Crisp bite of hops that’s full of flavor that’s strong but not harsh at all. Very smooth finish with hints of a smooth malt character and very little lingering bitterness.
5 out of 5 stars.