Originally Posted by Opus_X
So, the flameout hops were only in the wort for about 30 mins
Why? Are you using a tea strainer
? and do you remove it after the wort is at temp? Even still, the "essence" should remain.
I am a total beginner, so take what I have to say with a healthy grain of salt, but I add my hops directly to the wort - so my "0 minute hops" basically sit in the wort until I rack, provided they have settled to the sediment.
It is my (albeit limited) understanding that the hops added early in the hop schedule add to the "bitterness" while later hops add to the flavor or aroma - this is due to the boiling time -the longer the boil, the greater the bittering addition, with one hour contributing all of it's "profile" to bitterness, 0 minutes contributing all of it's profile to aroma.