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Old 04-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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Default Anybody else ever used over a pound of hops in a 5 gallon batch?

Sure it's overkill but if you gots da hops...
I brewed a 5 gallon batch today which I call "HopSidious" and used 16 ounces of hops as follows:

3oz First Wort Hop a Simcoe/ Super Galena/ Calypso blend
2oz Same blend at 15 min
2oz same blend at 10 min
2oz same blend at 5 min
2oz Amarillo at 5 min
5oz Cascade at flameout and let sit for 45 min before transferring to the cooling kettle.

Needless to say, there was alot of hop sludge at the bottom of the kettle. The bazooka tube worked like a charm though. I'll be adding 5oz of Falconers Flight for dryhop in secondary.

Anybody else use a pound or more of hops in a 5 gallon batch?

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:48 AM   #2
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Sure it's overkill but if you gots da hops...
Wow, what's the anticipated IBU?
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:01 AM   #3
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Um, no. I think 8 or 9 ounces is the most I've done in 5 gallons and that seemed like a ridiculous experiment at the time. Care to share your malt bill/mash temps/yeast and reasoning for switching from your hop blend at the end of the boil?

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:13 AM   #4
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well it depends on your alpha acids, a pound of hops does not = a certain bitterness. now if you are using a 13% alpha i want to try it. haha

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I've got 9oz in the boil of my most recent IIPA, and 5.5oz in the dry hop. That's as close as I've gotten, but there's just no need to go more than that. Honestly, you're way over what anything commercial can even touch at that poing and just throwing vegetable matter into your beer.

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I'm interested in the outcome. Have you made anything like this before?

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You're asking the wrong question. You asked have I ever put a pound of hops in a 5 gallon batch. What you should have asked is "Have you ever put 5 gallons of beer in your hops?"

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I stumbled across this episode of Basic Brewing Radio the other day. They brewed a beer with 1kg of hops, 900g @ 5 minutes and 100g dry hopped, and tested the IBUs.

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
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Just put 18oz in a 5 gallon batch total. All cascade. All after 20 mins. 9 oz boil, 4 steep and rest dry hopped. Had the resin i wanted but a tad bit more bitter then i like. My main problem was my grain bill. I used the one from the zombie dust clone on this site. It was too complex even with all the hops. If i brewed it again, it would be no more then three grains and would start the hop at 15. Good luck.

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I make YouTube videos with a whole bunch if other guys. Funny you should post this bc I'm doing a hop challenge this fall requiring 16oz of hops.

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