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Old 04-01-2014, 01:27 AM   #41
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Dry hopping an ESB is fine if you use restraint - .5oz to 1oz (absolute max) for a 5gal batch. ...and a little cascade really punches up a late goldings addition. Don't use too much that it tastes american, just enough to enhance the fruitiness. eg. if your late addition is 1oz of goldings try 0.8oz goldings + 0.2oz cascade.

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:46 PM   #42
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Interesting comment about dry-hopping the cask. I think I may try that with this batch. What do you think? An ounce in 5 gal. 3 days before kegging?

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Did you try it yet?

I just pulled a hydrometer sample and it came out clean. I'm going to try an ounce of EKG as a dry hop and then keg it after 5 days. I'll let you know what I think.


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Did you try it yet?

I just pulled a hydrometer sample and it came out clean. I'm going to try an ounce of EKG as a dry hop and then keg it after 5 days. I'll let you know what I think.
Not yet, at least not with the ECB I mentioned. That one will go into the keg in another day or two.

However, I did try it on a Cream Ale that I felt lost a little aroma due to using gelatin for finings. 1/2 oz. of Mt Hood and a marble hanging in a hops bag from the keg lid. It took a few days but I do think it helped give back some of the aroma that had been missing.

I'd like to know how it turned out for you.
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Just tapped my keg today. The beer came out delicious. I didn't get as much aroma as I anticipated from the dry hop but I highly recommend doing it. This may need to be brewed a few more times for summer.


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I didn't do a dry hop of this batch of ECB but will probably try it on the next batch. I don't mind making changes that improve a regular "house beer" if they add something and I'm thinking dry hopping may do that. But this one came out exactly as the last ones and I'm very pleased. A very drinkable beer that one can just enjoy and not spend a lot of time discussing or fussing over.

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