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Gilbey 09-15-2005 05:49 PM

Confessions of a Hophead
Okay, I will admit it.....my name is Gilbey and I AM A HOPHEAD!!!!

I love lots of bittering and aroma hops in nearly all my beers. Give me a cascade supercharged IPA and I am in heaven. Bittering I have no problem with. However, I am struggling to get a really strong amoratic/floral hop finish to my brews. I have finished with up to 3 ounces of cascades and still I am not getting the aroma I want. Any tips?????



SwAMi75 09-15-2005 05:52 PM

Focus your hop additions in the final 15min of the boil. Dry hop liberally. :)

Darth Konvel 09-15-2005 05:55 PM

Use 4 oz? ;) Honestly though that's all I can think of, aside from dry hopping, or use of a hopback system.

Tony 09-15-2005 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Sam75
Focus your hop additions in the final 15min of the boil. Dry hop liberally. :)

Good info on the late hops addition for sure.

I am a giant hops freak, and love dry hopping as well. To me, if you are indeed a "Hophead" dry hopping is a must!

Gilbey 09-15-2005 06:19 PM

Cool, thanks....I dry hopped once and kinda forgot about it.

I will try focussing on later addition of MORE hops :D !!!

I am always concerned when I add hops with 10 minutes or less left in boil time, especially with plugs hops. I alway feel like the plug barely has time to break apart before the 10 minutes are up......is it just me?


Walker 09-15-2005 06:21 PM

i poke at my plugs and MAKE them break apart. takes a minute or two.


Sir Sudster 09-15-2005 11:54 PM

I don't poke around my plug anymore..it hurts.:D

Lost 09-19-2005 01:34 AM

Adding a lot (and I mean a lot) of hops at knockout or therabouts can lend a grassy or sorta spinach like taste to your brew... If you want that hop taste to hit your pallet like a bat I'd suggest dry hopping with an ounce or two of fuggles or cascade or whatever your like.

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