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Old 09-20-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Doh! Put in the hops before the malt. What can I do?

Hi guys, this is my first post here, this looks like the right place for this. I'm brewing The Number 8 from Northern Brewer, it's a Belgian strong dark ale. http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/n...tract-kit.html

During the brewing process, I accidentally put the "german tradition" hops in before I put the malt in and brought it back up to a boil; so the hops were in there during the time that the wort was coming back to a boil.

I'm wondering how this is going to affect the final product of my beer (if at all), and if there's anything I can do to compensate for this goof up?

Thanks for your help guys, I've been lurking here for a while, you're all super cool .

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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Was it the 60 minute hop addition? It might be a bit more bitter, or you could do a 50 inute boil, might keep the bitterness down, there is enough malt in that, it shouldn't matter either way.

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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Oh, if you do a 50min boil, keep the other hop additions at their respective times, 30 and 5. If it's all finished, there is nothing you can do, other than learn from your mistakes.

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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It's fine. It doesn't matter if you add the hops first or the extract first- the whole point is to boil the wort for 60 minutes with the hops in there.

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Haha...you just invented a new method...FWH w/ extract or first wort hops w/ extract. Some do this w/ all grain adding the hops to the runnings pre boil...rest easy your beer will be fine, perhaps a little different hop profile...but fine all the same...cheers.

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Haha...you just invented a new method...FWH w/ extract or first wort hops w/ extract..
HA! I was going to say the same thing. FWHE!
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Yeah, whats the worst that happens? You get beer!!

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Haha awesome! Thanks for the encouragement gents, it sounds like it'll turn out fine . The reason I was kinda wigged about the mistake is that I am brewing it to give as wedding favors at my wedding. Normally I wouldn't worry about it at all, but I just wanted to be sure I didn't totally botch the thing haha.

Anyway, cheers guys, thanks for the input!

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Haha awesome! Thanks for the encouragement gents, it sounds like it'll turn out fine . The reason I was kinda wigged about the mistake is that I am brewing it to give as wedding favors at my wedding. Normally I wouldn't worry about it at all, but I just wanted to be sure I didn't totally botch the thing haha.

Anyway, cheers guys, thanks for the input!
When is the wedding, you could always brew another one, as a back-up. If both come out great...2X the beer.
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