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Old 09-15-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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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?????

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Old 09-15-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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Focus your hop additions in the final 15min of the boil. Dry hop liberally.

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Old 09-15-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Use 4 oz? Honestly though that's all I can think of, aside from dry hopping, or use of a hopback system.

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Old 09-15-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 09-15-2005, 06:19 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks....I dry hopped once and kinda forgot about it.

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

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?

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Old 09-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #6
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i poke at my plugs and MAKE them break apart. takes a minute or two.

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

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:34 AM   #8
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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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