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Old 11-13-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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I just finished fermenting a belgian golden strong ale. I dry hopped for 2.5 weeks in the secondary (a little long) and now I've got a belgian that smells great but tastes like vegetables.

Does this taste fade in a similar fashion to hop flavor/aroma?

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Give it time. You have a big brew that will take a few months to age.

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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veggies or grass?

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Old 11-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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veggies or grass?
funny that you mentioned that. i tried it again this morning and it was definitely more of a grassy taste. it's not quite as harsh either. I'm just going to get it carbbed up and set it aside for a couple weeks.
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Grass could be too long dryhopping, let it Condition and see.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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The beer initially mentioned in this thread was dry hopped with 2oz of Saaz. I just finished a pretty aggressive dry hopping of a DIPA for only 3 days including cold crash and I'm getting all grass. This was my dry hop bill:

1.0 oz Magnum (14.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 oz Simcoe® (13.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
0.25 oz Magnum (14.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
0.25 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
0.25 oz Simcoe® (13.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter

Pretty bummed as before I dry hopped this was a great tasting DIPA.

Upon further research it's my understanding that Saaz can lead to a grassy taste. Should Magnum, Centennial, or Simcoe be avoid due to grassy flavors as well?

Any idea how long it takes for these flavors to subside?

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3 days shouldn't leave a grassy flavor. I've dryhopped for a little over 2 weeks with no ill effects, but only with 2oz.

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3 days or 2.5 weeks?

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3 days or 2.5 weeks?
The Belgian Strong Ale was 2.5 weeks (2 oz Saaz)

The DIPA was 3 days due to the large hop bill listed above.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:14 AM   #10
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I have found that 3 days isn't long enough to DH

2.5 weeks might be to long and could give the grassy

if the both taste "grassy" or as you first stated like vegetables it might be DMS?

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