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Old 05-05-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
Feb 2008
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So, I was observing rule number 1 (relax, have a home brew) and I forgot to add my last .3 oz of cascade to my pale ale at flame out. I usually transfer this one to a secondary and dry hop with an ounce of cascade anyway. Am I going to miss much from not doing the last hop addition or will the dry hopping cover it? And, if it would cover it, should I take the last hop addition out of my recipe entirely? Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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im thinking you'll be OK, but if you don't want those hops to go to waste, you could make a hop tea out of them and toss that into the fermenter. or you could add them to your dry-hop amount. as for your last question, that depends - if you like what comes out, then i wouldn't change a thing.

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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+1 on the dry-hopping
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:23 PM   #4
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It'll be just fine. Perhaps different, maybe even better.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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A flameout add will dissolve oils that dry hopping will not and retain oils that boiling, even for a few minutes, will drive off. But if you had other aroma adds, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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Maybe if it was a larger addition, but at .3 oz, RDWHAHB

Hop tea, dry hop if you desire.

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