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Old 11-10-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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My buddy and I made a Barley Wine about a month ago. Actully if you want to be truthful is a Imperial Dark Belgian Tripple. Its a 13% cough syrup. We used a Belgian Strong Ale yeast and did 3 addtions of DME and corn sugar during fermentaion. 14 onces of hops were used in the boil. For my buddy its just not hoppy enough. I think its just fine. We want to add some more hop flavor and bitterness. Other than dryhopping hugh amounts of hops could we make a hop tea? Boil up some hops for bitterness and flavor/aroma and add that to the bottling bucket? We have Magnum, Centennial, Cascade and Apollo hops that we can use. Any suggestions? Would any other hops stand out more in a beer this big? Thanks!!!

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Come on! No suggestions at all?

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:37 PM   #3
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Default Hop Tea to help with Barley Wine?

My buddy and I made a Barley Wine about a month ago. Actully if you want to be truthful is a Imperial Dark Belgian Tripple. Its a 13% cough syrup. We used a Belgian Strong Ale yeast and did 3 addtions of DME and corn sugar during fermentaion. 14 onces of hops were used in the boil. For my buddy its just not hoppy enough. I think its just fine. We want to add some more hop flavor and bitterness. Other than dryhopping hugh amounts of hops could we make a hop tea? Boil up some hops for bitterness and flavor/aroma and add that to the bottling bucket? We have Magnum, Centennial, Cascade and Apollo hops that we can use. Any suggestions? Would any other hops stand out more in a beer this big? Thanks!!!

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Old 11-10-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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Dryhop it. The nose can fool the taste buds.

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Old 11-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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Good lord, 14oz of hops in the boil wasn't enough?!?!? I think your idea could work, but I'm always scared of trying to "fix" a beer after it's fermented. I'd rather just drink it as is and learn from your mistakes. But maybe brewing a second beer and blending the two would be a more calculated way to do it?

Man I think I can hear that beer ripping apart the universe.

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Old 11-11-2009, 12:08 AM   #6
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Dry hop it, but use something other than what you used for the aroma add.

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yes your idea could work, have done similar things myself. watchout because hops isomerizes wildly in low (or no) gravity wort (aka just plain water) you can use a fairly small amount of hops to get a fairly high bitterness. just boil it for a bit and add it, the boiling (and hops) sterilize it for ya.

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I've done the hop tea before, it works great.

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