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Old 09-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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last weekend I Made an extract recipe a Stout recipe called for 1 ounce nugget for 60 minutes. I misread directions an added last 15 minutes. Is there any way to fix.

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Old 09-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hello, Hops do different things in your boil when added at different times, that being said here is a generic rundown of what hops do.

60 min in boil is Bittering.
20 to 30 min in boil is for flavor.
5 to 10 min are for Aroma.

There really isnt any fixing adding your hops at the wrong time, but if I had done this in one of my brews I would let it ride and see how it comes out.

Adding your bittering hops at 15 min isn't going to bitter your beer very much at all, its going to give it a lot of hop flavor, and maybe some hop aroma.

I guess you could brew a 1 gallon batch of the same brew and add 1 1/4 oz of nugget at 60 min then add that mix to your current batch to up the bitterness, but this still will not take away the hop flavor that was imparted in the first batch.

As you can see there isn't really any way to make it like the recipe originally called for, but it still might turn out to be a good batch of beer in the end, so ill say it once again, if I had done this in one of my brews I would let it ride and see how it comes out, or maybe over hop a 1 gal batch and add it like I described above.

Worst case scenario, you learned a lesson, we have all made mistakes brewing.

Hope this helps !

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Please let me know how it turns out.

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Yes, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's only going to be about half as bitter, but depending on your pallet you might even prefer that.

You can make a bittering tea by boiling hops in water for an hour or more and add that either now or when you bottle. My book has more details, which will be published this month. You can also figure it out from an online recipe calculator.

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Thanks...I think is ill taste next week and if I need to I will try the bittering tea.

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Thanks...I think is ill taste next week and if I need to I will try the bittering tea.
How did it turn out?
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I used a wine thief I tasted it and Tasted side by side with another batch I brewed. It seemed to be fine. It is still sitting in secondary. I read a review and they said to gets better over time. Hoping to bottle it this weekend. hanks for your help. Will let you know how the final version comes out.

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