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Old 11-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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I recently made and drank a home grown fresh hopped amber beer that I made exclusively with Cascades. While the beer was drinkable, I noticed a weird off-taste that I can only attribute to the hops. My additions were as follows


60 min 5 oz fresh cascades
30 min 5 oz fresh cascades
10 min 3 oz fresh cascades

Dry hopped 6 days 2 oz dried cascades

The citrus comes out in the smell and taste, but it had a slight vegetal (think Brussels sprouts) taste at the end. It faded a bit after a few weeks, but never went away completely. Any ideas for how to avoid this?

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I recently made and drank a home grown fresh hopped amber beer that I made exclusively with Cascades. While the beer was drinkable, I noticed a weird off-taste that I can only attribute to the hops. My additions were as follows


60 min 5 oz fresh cascades
30 min 5 oz fresh cascades
10 min 3 oz fresh cascades

Dry hopped 6 days 2 oz dried cascades

The citrus comes out in the smell and taste, but it had a slight vegetal (think Brussels sprouts) taste at the end. It faded a bit after a few weeks, but never went away completely. Any ideas for how to avoid this?
That's one of the reasons I don't love wet hopped beer. It's a bit vegetal for my taste. I love dryhopped beer, though, and use my homegrown hops for that all the time.
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