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Old 08-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default How much water for 25grams of Cascade Hops

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I have 50 grams of Cascade Hops and will boil it to add to my IPA in primary to get some nice hoppy flavour. I will only use 25grams I think. But how much water do I use?

I love hoppy beer. Epic Armageddon IPA is the ****!! Worth trying! Its a fantastic hoppy NZ beer. Hopefully I can make something like that one day.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:05 AM   #2
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Add the hops directly to the fermenter as dry hops. No boil required.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:11 AM   #3
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Could I boil for like 15 mins and then pour it all in to the fermenter or will it make no difference?

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It will make a huge difference whether you boil the hops or not. Do you want bitterness, flavor, aroma, or some combination thereof?

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You could, but hops are a natural preservative and no benefit will come from boiling. Toss them in unboiled.

Edit:: I'm referring to adding as a "dry hop" addition for aroma only.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:27 AM   #6
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I like the flavour of hops. One of the beers I adore is the 'Hop Rocker' from Mac's Brewery. It is a Pilsner. And then of course, Epic Armageddon Indian Pale Ale. http://epicbeer.com/epic-armageddon-ipa/

The Epic beer is insane of course. But the Hop Rocker is great.

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Dry hop your beer. That means add the hops directly to the fermenting wort without boiling. 25 grams is reasonable, but 50 isn't uncommon for a 5 gallon (19L) batch.

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Old 08-24-2011, 05:07 AM   #8
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Sweet. Well I got the Coopers IPA kit. Do you think 50g will be too much?

Also, do I dry hop at the beginning or let it ferment for a bit first?

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I usually just throw my hops into primary right after fermentation finishes in about a week or so. I keg my beer so a lot of times I will actually put hops in those tea strainer ball things and just toss em into the keg and let them sit in there until I finish the beer.

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50 won't be too much. I've never felt like I over-dry hopped a beer and I've gone as high as 5oz aka 140ish g.

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