Hello All! The wife and I just got through bottling our first attempt at an IPA, second batch overall. We both have a couple of quick questions, however...
We utilized a hop bag when we put the beer in the secondary (which was a pain in the behind to get out, by the way), but when we took it out, it didn't look like the hops had "bloomed" for lack of a better word. In other words, it seemed like some of the middle of the hops was still dry....sounds crazy, I know. Is this normal?
This was the recipe that we used:
. We switched it up to use 1/2 lb british dark, 1/2 lb british medium, and 1.5 lbs two row pale malt.
Maybe I have the new brew jitters. I guess I'll have a few beers and hope for the best....I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple of weeks.