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Old 02-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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I made a 5 gallon batch of an AG beer and used to much hops( to my taste). I was wondering what the least amount of hops that could be used in a new beer to blend with that beer. would be a low alpha hops around 3 -5 aa

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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The least amount would be zero.

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:55 PM   #3
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You can make a brew with no hops if you wish. It depends how much you want to tone it down.

How long have you aged it for?

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the beer i am blending has been ages for 6 months, i was under the impression that no hops would cause an issue because hops adds preservatives and helps fight bacteria.

think I will just do 1/2 oz saaz and 12lb 2 row

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So do standard sanitisation precautions.
Hops help as do lots of other factors.

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alright thanks i just didn't wanna go to low on hops and have some issue that i could have prevented i got yeast cake to pitch onto so that should help also.

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