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Old 06-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Need a bit of advice please, I made a complete balls of hopping a brew 5 days ago. Recipe called for
25g Summit at the start of the hour boil
40g raku @ 30 mins
30g raku @ 50 mins
30g raku @ 0 mins

What I added was:

25g raku the start of the hour boil
40g summit @ 30 mins
30g summit @ 50 mins
30g summit @ 0 mins

Damn silver foil hop packets are identical! (lesson learned) The summit has mellowed out considerably but still a bit too much, is there a way of toning it down or will it mellow out a bit more? Any advice greatly appreciated, this is my 10th AG brew and the first real cock up!

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Old 06-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Good news! Hop flavors and aromas are pretty much guaranteed to fade (fairly quickly) over time. The bitterness takes a bit longer IME, but will also mellow. I'd put that batch in a dark, cool closet and check it out in September. We all mess up, so don't sweat it--at least this one is pretty easy to fix.

On the plus side, sometimes a mistake turns out great!

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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Cheers pirawolf, I'll do that, it really has buckets of potential!

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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That sounds amazing, good thing about summit is its clean bitterness. Should work out wonderfully.

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Old 06-18-2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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You can always brew another batch that has the same grain bill, but under-hop it. When the new batch is done, blend the two batches. I have brewed super bitter beers few times, and blending has worked for me.

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