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Old 04-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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About a month ago I brewed up a Black IPA, it was in the primary for 2 weeks then dry hopped with 1oz each of cascade and citra, then kegged. I pulled a sample from the keg after a few days and it tasted great, awesome balance of hop bitterness and malt flavor and a great aroma from the dry hops. So after waiting another week for it to force carb (13lbs at 40 degrees) I tried a sample an it has lost all of its hop aroma and flavor and is now dominated with an intense chocolate coffee flavor. So my question is, would keg hopping this beer help at all?

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1lb carafe special III
12oz Crystal 60L
12oz Chocolate Malt

3lbs Amber Dry Extract
3.3 lbs amber Liquid Extract
8oz Molassas

1.5oz Cascades
1.5oz Citra

Dry hops
1oz Cascade
1oz Citra

Steep grains at 165, boiled 60minutes adding the hops in .25oz increments every 7 minutes.

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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IMO, drop the chocolate and more hops . . . lots more hops!

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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+1 to more hops. Much much more. Don't be afraid of them. Also, my black IPA recipe

13.5lbs 2row
1.25lbs crystal 80
12 oz carafa III
8oz chocolate

First wort hop
1oz Amarillo
1oz mosaic

1 oz Magnum 60min
1oz Amarillo 20min
0.5oz Mosaic 20 min
0.5oz Nelson Sauvin 5min
0.5oz each if Amarillo, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin at flame out and sit in whirlpool for 10 min

And this is still light in hops in my opinion.

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:18 PM   #4
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Lol and we still never answered the question.

I'd assume it would but I've never tried it.

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Yep, drop the chocolate. The carafa special III will give you the black color without giving you the flavor that the chocolate malt will so if you dropped that, I think the hops will come through more.

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Thanks for the advice on the recipe, I will definitely drop the chocolate down next time. Should I get rid of it all together or just reduce it to 8oz?

I think I'm gonna try and throw a couple oz of hops into the keg an see what happens, I suppose it can't hurt.

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Thanks for the advice on the recipe, I will definitely drop the chocolate down next time. Should I get rid of it all together or just reduce it to 8oz?

I think I'm gonna try and throw a couple oz of hops into the keg an see what happens, I suppose it can't hurt.
If it were my brew I might reduce the chocolate malt to between 2 and 4 ounces. You might want a hint of that flavor, just not the overpowering amount that you had.
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I think that looks like a pretty good American Stout recipe.

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I use more hops than that in my stout recipe.

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To answer your question. Yes dry hop in the keg. Just make sure that you put them in a bag so they dont clog the keg.
This will give you more aroma.

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