Originally Posted by Dirtyoldguy366
Beersmith says I should get 55.3 IBU's. My calculations assume 6 months loss using the degradation values Beersmith provides though some hops are fresher and some are probably up to a year old.
Anybody want to critique my hop schedule? Is this many varieties going to make for a "cluttered" beer?
Will the noble type hops work for dry hopping, or should I try to work them in the boil somehow?
Too late to change it now, but how's my grain bill look?
Is this beer going to taste stale because I'm using old hops? Most of them aren't all that pungent, but none smell bad or anything.
You probably won't "lose" the IBUs that Beersmith calculates, as you probably kept the hops in the freezer. I recently used some 2007 pellets that were kept vacuum sealed in my freezer, and had no notable drop in IBUs.
I'd probably increase the late hops, at 5-0 minutes, and consider leaving out the noble hops for dryhopping. I'd probably use them for bittering and then save some of the columbus from the bittering for the end or for dryhopping. Noble hops are great, but not going to be really noticeable over the US hops at 7 minutes.
The hops flavor will be fine if the hops don't smell stale or "cheesy".
The grainbill looks good!