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Old 01-12-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Brewing now, Quick question about hops.

I'm following a kit and it calls for .75 oz of warrior 15.4% hops. However, they sent me a full oz(prob due to prepackaged quantity).

I was thinking of just adding the full oz. Bad idea? or good idea? or doesn't matter? I just don't really see myself using it up in the near future.

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:51 AM   #2
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Depends on how hoppy you like your beer... If you like your beer extra hoppy then do it. A 1/4 oz might not sound like a lot, but I would guess that it might make quite a difference.

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Old 01-12-2009, 01:55 AM   #3
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Depends on how hoppy you like your beer... If you like your beer extra hoppy then do it. A 1/4 oz might not sound like a lot, but I would guess that it might make quite a difference.
Especially @ 15.4%.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:55 AM   #4
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Before I got a scale, I just eyeballed it and kind of guessed what 3/4 of the total package.

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Do what ^ said and eyeball it. Its hard to gauge what effect it will have without knowing your recipe and whether its a partial boil or full boil.

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I'd just toss in the whole ounce, but Warrior is one ofmy favorite hops and I'm a *bit* of a hop head. It all depends on what style you're brewing and hope much you like hop bitterness.

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Years ago I tried to "adjust" the recipe to my liking and the (15gal) batch was AWFUL! I learned from that that small changes make a big difference. When thinking about changing the recipe think of how much changes affect a baking recipe. Brew recipes, in my experience are much more like baking than stir-fry.

I'd eyeball 2/3 of the packet unless you REALLY like hops.

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Yeah... I'd hit the whole thing....

One question though... Pellet, or whole?

To me, pellet seems to have little more impact than whole.

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its a partial boil(2.5 gallons) and pellets. I only put the 3/4 oz in because there is also an oz of amarillo and 2 oz of cascade in this kit as well so I didn't want it to be TOO hoppy. Though, it sounds like Yooper may say theres no such thing.

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its a partial boil(2.5 gallons) and pellets. I only put the 3/4 oz in because there is also an oz of amarillo and 2 oz of cascade in this kit as well so I didn't want it to be TOO hoppy. Though, it sounds like Yooper may say theres no such thing.
Hehe.... You're concerned about what to do with 1/4 Oz Warrior when you also have an Oz of Am, and 2 Oz of Cas???

In a 5 gallon batch???

That's a LOT of hops...
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