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Old 04-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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SNPA is dry hopped with whole cone cascade hops. A simple visit to their website will confirm that fact.
You should probably take your own advice first:

SN clearly notes the dry hop where relevant:
http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/torpedo.html
http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/celebrationale.html
http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/bigfoot.html

there is clearly NO dry hop listed for pale ale:
http://www.sierranevada.com/beers/paleale.html
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #12
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A fellow on another brewing forum contacted Sierra Nevada's brewmaster and got direct information and advice from him on the recipe. The beer is not dry hopped. There is a large additon of cascade hops at flameout.

See this thread for more info:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=15532

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:46 PM   #13
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The BYO clone recipe calls for a .75 oz addition of whole hops for dry hopping. That recipe is spot on if you follow it. Maybe SN doesn't dry hop, they definitely don't use the torpedo method as they do with torpedo, celebration and Bigfoot. But as far as a HOMEBREW recipe, I'll go with what BYO says (not to mention the other clone recipes I've seen)

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The BYO clone recipe calls for a .75 oz addition of whole hops for dry hopping. That recipe is spot on if you follow it. Maybe SN doesn't dry hop, they definitely don't use the torpedo method as they do with torpedo, celebration and Bigfoot. But as far as a HOMEBREW recipe, I'll go with what BYO says (not to mention the other clone recipes I've seen)
I'm glad the BYO recipe works for you. There are a number of clone recipes out there for this beer, and I'm sure many of them are good -- my point is simply that you don't have to dry hop to be "spot on". IMO, dryhopping is an unnecessary complication to clone this beer.

Again, I'm not sure where you get your information, but celebration and bigfoot do NOT get torpedo hops.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:15 AM   #15
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I dry hop mine and it is spot on. Maybe I don't steep my 0 min Cascade addition long enough.....that's why I dry hop mine. (I usually steep for 10 minutes and then start pumping through the chiller) The first batch I made it didn't have quite enough cascade fruitiness for me so I started dry hopping it.....I think it is exactly the same now that I do it. Either way it is a great recipe and beer......it's always on tap at my house and a friend favorite. How long do you usually let your 0 min additions sit before chilling?

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #16
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Try a 30 min steep before chilling. The result is differnt from dry hopping - not as "in your face" but more integrated into the whole flavor/aroma profile.

In any case, to each his own on this one. Either way, you'll make a decent APA.

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