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Old 04-30-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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OK, so I think I'm done dryhopping unless you guys change my mind.

My first dryhop was off of a dead guy clone. The result was a soapy tasting brew that I couldn't stand. It never got served, although I was pretty sure the soap taste was from poor sanitation.

My second dryhop was on my amarillo cream ale. Just kegged it on Saturday and decided to give it a progress check today. Again, that same soapy flavor! Different hops, different sources, different cleaning products. I was so sure that it was the same flavor that I decided to give that wretched keg of dead guy a taste to see if it matched. Stunningly, the soapy flavor seemed to be gone in the dead guy! It was warm, so I couldn't accurately judge if I liked the results or not.

When I drink dryhopped proAles, I like them. So I was sure that I'd thrill myself by dryhopping, but all my beers just end up with a soapy taste that (hopefully) goes away eventually.

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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What hopps are you using?

I have dryhopped with Saaz and it turned out good.

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Old 04-30-2007, 07:34 PM   #3
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I dry hopped with Chinook and I'm loving the aroma after only a week in the bottle. Over all the flavors a little harsh yet, but I don't detect any soap. Mine was dry hopped for 9 days in the secondary. Could dry hop time be an issue?
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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You could also just be tasting green beer no? Another thing to do is to test if you actually like the taste of aroma hops. Take a nice aged beer you know you like and just steep some hops in like a tea.

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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I try to leave all my beer sit after bottling or kegging for at least 1 month.

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:13 PM   #6
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I've dryhopped several beers, and I really, really like them. I used cascade for a couple, and amarillo for one. I've never had a soapy taste at all- I don't know what's going on. Could it be a yeast issue? I've heard that soapy flavors can be caused by stressed yeast and, of course, soap in the glass or equipment.

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:49 PM   #7
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if dry hopping try step hopping

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I dryhopped a Mac & Jack's clone with cascade, and when bottling, the smell and aftertaste from what I suspect was the dryhopping was incredible. I immediately dropped some cascade into my IPA that was in the secondary.

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The DFH 60 clone (Yooper + Brew365 influenced) in my fermenter right now smells and tastes AMAZING after three days. I can't wait to dry hop it. I'll be sure to drink a hydrometer sample before dry hopping in order to make a comparison.

Hopefully I don't get any of that soapy off-flavor you speak of...I'll report back in a few weeks!

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Old 05-01-2007, 02:46 PM   #10
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I've had grassy flavors after leaving wet hops in for over a month, but never soapy. I've stopped leaving hops in for more than two weeks. If I want more nose, I replace them with a fresh bag.

Any grains in common?

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