Originally Posted by eluterio
Im interested in the 20 min boil with that hop utilization. Total boil time is 20 mins and you used 2 oz of hops in that 20 mins. I would assume dumping the entire 2 oz at 20 min would achive the same but im not sure. Interesting, however, the OG reading ive done it before pitch and after doesnt seem to change the OG IMO.
Sounds like a reddish carmal ale and a bit bitter.
I did the hops that way on a recommendation from one of the guys at my LHBS. The hops I used are 8.1%AA, so with me not really liking a really bitter beer, he suggested going 15 mins, 10, 5 and 0 to kinda bring out all the aspects of the hop bitter, flavor and aroma characteristics. Man, was that a run on sentence or what?
So, anyway, that's why I did the hops that way. BrewersFriend.com says my IBU is about 4.17 and ABV is 5.72. Right about where I'd like it on the ABV.
The color should come out at about 5.94 on the SRM scale. In parentheses it said morey. Once again, I defer to the experts for that. IBU and ABV I get. The picture on the website doesn't really show it to be reddish. Kinda a strawish color. It was a bit darker than strawish when it went into the fermenting bucket. But it smelled awesome!
I understand that the Red Wheat will give me a really cloudy beer. That's not a big issue with me either. LHBS said the red wheat did not impart any color, but that red had to do with time of harvest. Whatever, it just tasted right for the flavor I was goin for.