Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Too bitter?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default Too bitter?

Hello all,
I still consider myself a noob but have been all grain brewing for 10 brews now.
My question is this. Why the heck are all my brew more bitter than I think they should be? I know that's a very vague question.
My theory is that either the brew builder app for the hbs that I use is wrong.

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Or I'm getting an awful lot more utilization by not using a hop bag during the boil.
Lemme have it! Mug

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #3
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 191 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 210

Default

Give an example of recipe, boil time, hop additions and hop timing.

__________________

Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast

Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #4
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

3.25 lbs crisp Maris Otter
.5 lbs crisp crystal malt
3oz crisp chocolate malt
.5 fuggles 60 min
.5 fuggles 20 min 3.65 AA
.25 tettnanger 8 min 3.5
1.045 og
1.011fg
22 ibu
21.25 srm
4.4abv

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:14 AM   #5
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

90 min boil

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Sorry

3.1 gal boil vol
2.5 gal post boil

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
Nightshade
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 191 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 210

Default

That sure isn't an outrageous hop sched by any means. Ran it through my program just to be sure and it said it should be about 20 IBU at 73% efficiency, this may be where you skew a bit though.

__________________

Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast

Nightshade is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #8
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Thanks for doing that for me!!!!

Do you think that not using a hop bag in the boil has an effect?

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 01:35 AM   #9
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,517
Liked 119 Times on 108 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

no hop bag does have an effect, but the programs we run recipes through don't assume hop bags. it's possible "more bitter than i think they should be" is the skew. they might be right on; it might be you expect less hoppiness, or taste it more than most

__________________

Taps:
1: Yeti RIS clone
2: Mangrove Hefe
3: Barkshack Gingermead
4: Oatmeal Stout
5: Bavarian Wheat
6: Premium Lager

Fermenting: Concord Wine, ESB

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 01:47 AM   #10
cgandpl2010
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7
Default

Thx folks

__________________
cgandpl2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - Randar's Best Bitter - 2011 British Bitter Brew-Off Randar English Pale Ale 2 08-17-2013 01:59 AM
Too bitter - can I get less bitter/keep flavor/aroma after fermentation? Brewsit General Techniques 2 01-29-2013 02:28 AM
Blue Moon Clone Very Bitter - .25oz of extra Bitter Orange Peel adkins220 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 01-13-2012 04:02 AM
Bitter beer, everything I brew turns out bitter warwicke36 Extract Brewing 12 03-03-2011 07:32 PM
Kegged; Bitter, then smooth, then bitter, rinse, repeat txinga Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 03-03-2011 07:14 PM