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MattsFlyShop 02-04-2013 05:42 PM

Help with Hops
 
OK, I think I maybe Screwed Up, when I was brewing another APA/IPA we accidentally added the Kit's (4) oz of hops at the beginning of the boil, (2oz) each of Cascade and Northern Brewer... I was supposed to put the Cascade in at the end on my boil, but OOOPS! so, being that I used my Flavoring Hops as bittering, I went ahead and used an additional ounce of Cascade for the 10 minute steep... I plan on a Simcoe dry Hop (1-2)oz... now... what am I in for? is this brew going to be palatable?

Yooper 02-04-2013 05:46 PM

I don't quite understand what you're saying. What was the hopping that you actually did? And what was the OG of the beer? It's possible that it may be too bitter, but without really knowing the makeup of the beer it's hard to say.

william_shakes_beer 02-04-2013 05:49 PM

You just altered the recipie.The beer gods will NOT be happy. You need to make ammends IMMEDIATELY to ensure this brew will not burst into flames upon opening.

Just kidding. You will have a beer with a higher bitterness and less hops flavor. Who knows, you might like it better. That's how recipies are developed. If I were you, after I packaged the present beer, I'd do the same recipie again with the correct hops schedule and compare.

MattsFlyShop 02-04-2013 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yooper
I don't quite understand what you're saying. What was the hopping that you actually did? And what was the OG of the beer? It's possible that it may be too bitter, but without really knowing the makeup of the beer it's hard to say.

Didn't take a Gravity Reading, it's a Sierra Nevada clone, 6# extract and 2# grain 90 min. Boil

Yooper 02-04-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by MattsFlyShop (Post 4863290)
Didn't take a Gravity Reading, it's a Sierra Nevada clone, 6# extract and 2# grain 90 min. Boil

You used 4 ounces of hops at 60 minutes? And then used more hops? If you used 4 ounces of hops at 60 minutes, then the beer will be very very bitter.

It would be much easier to understand if that was clear- which hops and how long they were in there.

MattsFlyShop 02-04-2013 05:58 PM

Basically, 2 oz Cascade and 2oz Northern for the full boil and 1 oz Cascade for the last 10 min

JRapp 02-04-2013 06:00 PM

I guess since you've made it so bitter can you not add some late addition fermentables to balance it with some maltyness?

Boil a high concentration of DME and add it? I dont know cause Ive never done such, but I know I like balanced beers with good hops flavors not bitter beers :)

Can anyone second my idea with experience to back it up?

jethro55 02-04-2013 06:12 PM

It's gonna be very bitter. When one has a bit too much of one character, we just mix it with other styles to find a middle ground over the course of a "flight".

MattsFlyShop 02-05-2013 12:29 AM

So, I did the math and came up with an IBU of 65-70... Can that be right?

Epimetheus 02-05-2013 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by MattsFlyShop (Post 4865011)
So, I did the math and came up with an IBU of 65-70... Can that be right?

Could be. Victory Hop Devil has an IBU of 50 to 65, depending on who you read. I find it quite astringent, others find it wonderful. You made an interesting brew, is all.


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