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Jonathanquist 10-09-2012 12:34 AM

too much hops?
Did a 10 gallon batch with a pound and a half of hops. 7 gallon boil. Pitched yeast 48 hours ago no signs of fermentation. First time yeast has taken this long to start. Does the amount of hops u use affect the ability of yeast to get started.

Jakeintoledo 10-09-2012 12:40 AM

just out of curiousity, how high is the IBU rating?

I would expect that, after a certain point, you'll arrive at a maximum solubility of the hop oils in the beer.

sloanfamilydsm 10-09-2012 12:43 AM

WOW 1-1/2lbs of hops? :eek: You have gone well beyond anything I know. To me thats bordering on preserving the beer. Depending on Your alpha % it could be possible for yeast not to function in the acidity.

dneubeck85 10-09-2012 12:47 AM

I made an imperial ipa and used a total of 10 oz of hops in a five gallon batch. Came out to 150 ibus. Used 7.5 oz in the boil and 2.5 oz as a dry hop. It's bitter as all hell and I love it!!

netza 10-09-2012 12:48 AM

do you mean 7 gallon batch and 10 gallon boil?

Jonathanquist 10-09-2012 09:59 PM

No the pot was only 8 gallons so 7 gallon boil and added water for ten gallons total. I used willamettes and only came out to 120ibus with all that hop

mooshimanx 10-09-2012 10:10 PM

I would imagine using a pound and a half of Willamettes in a single beer would be pretty vegetal tasting. No clue on whether it would interfere with yeast activity. I'm not entirely sure why you would use that much low alpha hops, its not going to be necessary to use that much for flavor/aroma, and you can use something else higher alpha for bittering that would require less volume of hops.

Jonathanquist 10-10-2012 01:17 AM

I found an add on craigslist that said free hops you pick. They were willamettes and that's what I got figured hmmmm well I moght as well see what this will do.

bluemoose 10-10-2012 01:59 AM

What does no sign of fermentation mean? Did you take a gravity reading? What temp are you fermenting at? What type of yeast? Did you make a starter? What was your og?

Transamguy77 10-10-2012 03:18 AM

A guy in my home brew club just made a IPA with 18 oz of hops for 5 gallons and the IBU's were 248, so no it has no effect on the yeast.

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