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Old 09-15-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default Can you ever add too much aroma/flavor hops?

I am looking to make an APA with a heavy hop flavor that singes your nose hair with aroma. I have put together a hop schedule heavy on the late additions (30-0min), involving 200+ g (~8 oz) of hops. Is there a point (amount) of diminishing returns where the hop additions aren't going to noticeably affect the flavor/aroma? Have I reached it?

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Old 09-15-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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How big is the batch?

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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You can possibly get a little more aroma out of your hops by adding some post-ferment either as dry-hops or a hop tea. Fermentation kinda scrubs out some nice volatile hop oils.

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Old 09-15-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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How big is the batch?
I was planning on doing a 6 gallon batch.

A few more details, the target OG would be around 1.049 with target IBUs ~40, based on brewing software calculation.
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Yes, you can pass a point of diminishing returns but you are not there. It is a personal preference thing I guess. I made a batch with 5 oz under the 30 min addition(cascade) and I think its awesome but I think a lil more wouldn't destroy it, just be passed my preference.

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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like 944 said - dry hop is gonna be your best bet for added aroma

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