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Old 11-01-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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So, my second ever batch is in the secondary. (can of Munton Brown ale LME/ bag of Munton amber DME mix) I tasted it at the time of the switch over and its already better than the first bacth is NOW, after ageing about 6 weeks. I definitely had some temp issues the first time. But.... The brown ale is, well, a little boring. I mean, I know its not done yet and I know it's flat, but still, it needs a little something on the front end. It's all smooth goodness and after taste at this point. I'd love to do this style again and add some hops for a little extra soemthing. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #2
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Dry hop with 1/2 oz. of fuggles or east kent goldings.

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Dry hop with 1/2 oz. of fuggles or east kent goldings.
Just so I'm clear, Dry hopping is adding dry hops into the primary, not during the boiling, correct? And thanks for the reply!
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Add them to the secondary, not the primary.

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It's been in the secondary for a about 5 days now. I could still add it? couldn't hurt it right? Wow, I sound like a helpless little kitten, huh? If I can find some this weekend, I'll add it and let it set and extra day in the secondary. Thanks again.

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Dry hop for a week. The extra time in the clearing tank won't hurt the batch, nor will it extend (or reduce) the time to drinking (AKA aging)

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OK, thanks. We're now dry hopping in the secondary with 0.5 oz of Fuggles hops. Operation Second Batch is well on its way.

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