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Old 02-23-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default IPA Dry-hopping question

I just brewed a 5gal batch of an IPA using 4oz columbus for bittering, then some 1oz cascade at 10 min out.

This is my first time dry hopping and I am going to use amarillo and columbus. the guy at my LHBS told me 2 oz makes for a potent effect in a 5gal batch and I have read the same.

My Question is this:

In order to get a good balance should i do a ratio of 1:1 of use more amarillo since I used columbus in the boil?

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:14 AM   #2
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I'd do 50/50. amarillo is floral and spicy columbus has that earthy hoppy taste we all like about IPAs

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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I would recommend 50/50 as well. You really aren't going to get any flavor out of that 60-minute Colombus, just bitterness.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Thanks! Thats what I was leaning towards...I'll let you guys know how this one turns out.

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I love bitter but that will make you pucker!

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I dry hop my IPA with 1-2oz of just amarillo leaf hops.

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Columbus isnt all its cracked up to be as a dry hop. I used 2 ounces in a 90 ibu ipa, all can taste is the columbus dry hop and its not the most pleasant thing in the world. It sorta tastes like your eating a hop and not in the way you might think. I'd go all Amarillo... considering you put 4 ounces for bittering, that thing is gonna be all bitter and little aroma from what you said. I'd use 2-3 ounces for 10 days.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #8
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I am patiently waiting for the 1st before i dry-hop, so I have time to decide. This is my first time doing this so I dont know what will overpower the other

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You will be hard pressed to overpower that much bittering!

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I am bottle conditioning an imperial IPA I bittered with Columbus and flavored with Chinook. My original plan was to dry hop with Columbus, but once I stuck my nose in the bag I concluded they would not be a very appealing aroma hop. I used Willamette instead but will probably use something with a bit stronger aroma next time. It won't be Columbus.

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