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Old 11-08-2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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I stop short of using the word "hop bomb" with this guilty secret of mine, but I love it nonetheless.

8 lbs of 2 row
or
8 lbs of pilsen malt

and 4 oz of cascade.
60,30,15, 10 1 oz each.

Whatever yeast you have a cake of, cheap is the motive here. WL Irish ale seems to be prevailing with me.

You can taste the hops so completely in this beer so devoid of any other flavor, that I have gotten addicted.

It is a session beer for sure, but not for my BMC buddies.

I can take this anywhere and be certain no one will sneak any, or even want to bum one. Unless of course I run into another card carrying beer snob, in which case I am glad to share.


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Old 11-08-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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If you took out the 30 and dry hopped, or better yet just Dry hop

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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Then.....it would be a bit hoppier! Right on. And we now know that those dry hopped....hops can be used for the next batches 60 minute bittering! Good Call!

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Old 11-08-2008, 01:06 AM   #4
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You can do better. Try first wort hopping. It'll blow your mind.

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Wort hopping.......hmmm....how ...original.

Isn't that what I did??????

Do you mean hop mashing? I don't belive it exists.

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I'd make this beer just so I could say I had "Cascade-orade" on tap.

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Wort hopping.......hmmm....how ...original.

Isn't that what I did??????

Do you mean hop mashing? I don't belive it exists.
No. First wort hopping (FWH) and 60 min boil hops are two different things. With first wort hopping, you add the initial hops to the collection vessel prior to drawing your wort from the mash then draw your wort from the mash onto the hops prior to adding it to the vessel. Doing this provides a smother hop profile along with a more complete hop utilization.
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Wort hopping.......hmmm....how ...original.

Isn't that what I did??????

Do you mean hop mashing? I don't belive it exists.
I probably just do not get your sarcasm, or subtle humor, If that is the case, forgive me.

First wort hopping, (run off straight from the mash onto hops) as eddie mentioned, really adds an additional dimension to the flavor. And it is not just additional bitterness.

With all that cascade, and no real malty-ness, it seems like the thing to do.
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It's really something that has to be experienced to be understood.

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Do you mean hop mashing? I don't belive it exists.
I hop my mash every time I brew my IPA. I have no idea what it really contributes, and Beersmith calculates very few IBUs from it, but I always add it anyway for the full hopping potential.
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