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Old 11-21-2008, 01:51 PM   #11
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I just did a double batch of pale. One half was in primary for three weeks, the other went to secondary after two weeks with two onces of Cascades for 11 days (I hope that was long enough?) I just bottled the dry hoped half yesterday. I can't wait to taste and compare the two.

I don't think you can really clone SAPA without dry hoping.



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Old 11-21-2008, 02:41 PM   #12
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I wanted to speak to the idea of changing brew kits. I brewed my first couple kits "as is". But after that I had built a MLT and started doing partial mash brews with kits. Meaning I'd order a scottish 80 plus 3 lbs of Marris Otter to mash with the specialty grains. Sometimes I'd do that plus perform late boil extract additions which means I'd have to modify my hop schedule. Forget about what the kits say do, do your own thing, just be sure to do the research so you know what/why you're doing it. Experimentation makes for a better brewer.

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:00 PM   #13
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I learned to do plenty research after I brewed my first beer. Heard and tried to do a late axtract addition but did not realize that the hop schedule would need to be changed. Beer turned out ok but the bittering hops overpowered the aroma hops. Now I know. Going to try doing a late extract addition tomorrow but this time will adjust the hop schedule.

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:21 PM   #14
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Sierra Nevada is definitely dry hopped, If you you don't want to buy another oz of cascade i would rob it from the the finishing hop addition and use it to dry hop

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Old 11-22-2008, 03:09 AM   #15
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If available where you are buy some "Hazed and Infused" made by Boulder Beer Co. It is dry hopped and the most delicious beer ever.

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Old 11-23-2008, 05:43 AM   #16
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Brewed the beer today and after advice from friend who has been brewing a lot longer than me I changed the recipe up some. Recipe called for 2 oz. of perle for 60 min and 2 oz. cascade for 5 min. Changed to 1 0z perle and 1 oz casacade for 60 min and 5 min. The I will dry hop with an additional 1 oz. of cascade. Might not be like SNPA but I was more less just shooting for that style. I will let you know how it works.

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Old 11-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #17
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Sounds like a good approach. I've found that smaller quantities of multiple hops produce much better results than massive amounts of one. My best IPA to date was the 3CPA: Columbus & chinook for bittering, then a blend of Cascades, Perle and Amarillo for flavor, aroma and dry hopping. Used an ounce of each.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:38 AM   #18
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I think your right on with one once. I just tried my first APA with the two onces of cascade dry-hop and I think it's more than SNPA uses.

I'm surprised how much it effects everything--bitterness, flavor and aroma.

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Brewed the beer today and after advice from friend who has been brewing a lot longer than me I changed the recipe up some. Recipe called for 2 oz. of perle for 60 min and 2 oz. cascade for 5 min. Changed to 1 0z perle and 1 oz casacade for 60 min and 5 min. The I will dry hop with an additional 1 oz. of cascade. Might not be like SNPA but I was more less just shooting for that style. I will let you know how it works.
I brewed the same kit from Midwest and just started drinking it this week. I backed off the Perle to 1 oz based on a recommedation from Midwest (I called them with a question). I did late extract add and used 1 oz of Cascade at 5 mins and the other at flameout. The beer is plenty bitter enough with just the 1 oz of Perle, but the hop aroma is not what I wanted. I think you are wise to dry hop with an additional oz of Cascade. I will do that if I brew this kit again (which I probably will because it's very tasty).


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