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Old 10-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default What should I do about this IPA?

So last night I brewed a Citralicous IPA, here's the recipe and timings:

9.5 lbs 2-row (I rounded up to 10 lbs)
1 lb of crystal 40L
8 oz of

1oz of citra @ boil
1oz of citra @ 30
1oz of citra @ 55
1oz dry hopped in secondary

Mash @ 152
Sparge @ 170

OG of 1.060
FG of 1.013

Here's what happened:
Slatted with 153* water for 75 mins (supposed to be 60)
Sparred with 170*

Out of 8.5 gallons of water between mash and sparge, I collected 7 gal wasn't expecting it to be that efficient at getting wort out. So now I have to boil 7 gallons down to 5 gallons (and I do).

Boil started, added first bag of hops, then another at 40 mins because I had a feeling it was going to be a long boil. So my boil ends up being 120 mins, WAAAAY longer then I expected, I took the first bag out at 60 mins and the second about 20 mins and added the 3rd bag at 90ish minutes. I pull it out at the end of boil, chill the wort down to about 70* and aerate, sitting at an OG of 1.060, pitch yeast and at 5 gallons in fermentor. So here is my question: it calls for dry hopping in secondary, should I or will the excess time of boiling of hops and the addition into fermentor throw it over the top with bittering?

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Dry hopping is for flavor. You don't have to worry about it getting more bitter.

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The dry hops wont add any bitterness, just aroma. definitely do it!

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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I meant to add aroma too..
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