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Old 11-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Last weekend brewed an IPA used a brewers best kit. Before boiling was complete I found out that the hops were placed out of order-- flavor, bitterness, then aroma. Boiling times for each hop addition were accurate. The beer is approaching 14 days is the beer ruined?

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Ruined? No. Will it be an IPA? Maybe not. It depends in the AA percentage for the hops you used. It will definitely be beer, just maybe a pale ale.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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Thank you I don't have the AAU but the order was 1 oz Columbus flavoring (30min), 1 oz cascade bittering (30 min) finished off with 2oz cascade Aroma--
Do you think it's drinkable ?

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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You'll probably love it

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Do you think it's drinkable ?
Of course it's gonna be drinkable. Don't sweat it dude
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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If I'm reading your post correctly it sounds like you moved you Columbus addition to the beginning of the boil and switched it with the Cascade.

Your beer is by no means ruined. It might be slightly more bitter than intended, but it's an IPA so that's not exactly terrible.

If you drink it and find the bitterness to be overwhelming, you could always let the beer age for a while and the hops will start to fade a bit.

Edit: I don't think I read your post correctly.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #7
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You'll get some bittering at 30 minutes,but not as you normally would with a 60 minute bittering addition.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 PM   #8
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Yes, it will probably be the best beer you've brewed so far. The only way to ruin a beer is to accidentally spill the entire batch on the ground (and even then I'm sure some here would argue it's still salvageable).

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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that sounds like a tasty brew right there. i love columbus for bittering cascade is a delightful tasting hop too.

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If I'm reading your post correctly it sounds like you moved you Columbus addition to the beginning of the boil and switched it with the Cascade.

Your beer is by no means ruined. It might be slightly more bitter than intended, but it's an IPA so that's not exactly terrible.

If you drink it and find the bitterness to be overwhelming, you could always let the beer age for a while and the hops will start to fade a bit.

Edit: I don't think I read your post correctly.
Yes you are correct hops went out of order
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