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Old 02-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #31
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I use 1.5oz of three different hops in my IPA's boil. The remaining .5oz of each in a one week dry hop. So that's 1.5oz dry hop. You could smell as soon as the bottle was cracked open.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #32
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I regularly brew 1.070 / 1.011-12 IIPAs with substantial hop additions at every slot, especially dryhop. What is your point? Are you saying that a dryhop is unnecessary because of the OG/FG? Doesn't make sense.
No. I was telling you the gravity of the beer because you said the amount of dry hops you use depends on how intense or how big the beer is. Did you already forget what you said in post #15?

I ended up adding 4oz of hops, check out my avatar
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #33
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No. I was telling you the gravity of the beer because you said the amount of dry hops depends on how intense or how big the beer is. Did you already forget what you said in your OP?
By big or intense, I meant overall hop character.

You can have an 8% IPA with weak, moderate, high, or insanely perfumey aroma.

Example:

Pliny the Elder, Heady Topper, Kern Citra

vs.

Lagunitas Maximus, Sam Adams 3rd Voyage, Deviant Dale's

There's no comparison as to which group has the better overall hop aroma and character.
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