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Old 05-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
Feb 2009
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so... in my infinite wisdom, i put an oz of 2.6% striselspalt instead of my 5.2% saaz into my wheat ale to boil for 60 min. thats the only hop i put in. is there any way i can bitter it up just a bit? its been fermenting for about 3 days now.
2# 6row
2# malted wheat
3.3# wheat lme
3 gal boil
if anyone has anything i would really appreciate it.

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
Mar 2009
Southern California
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Maybe dry hopping would be in order. I am currently dry hopping for the first time.

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Old 05-15-2009, 10:25 PM   #3
Apr 2008
Norman, Oklahoma
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Dry hopping won't add any bitterness and seems kind of out of place for a wheat beer. If you don't mind adding a little volume to your beer you can just boil yourself some hop tea (hops and water) for an hour and add that. Since your alpha acids were half of what you need you wouldn't need too much. Maybe boil a higher AA% hop for an hour in a gallon or so of water and you could probably boil it down to a fairly small volume so it doesn't dilute your beer too much.... or if you have extra ingredients put enough DME in there to make it the same gravity as your beer is currently.....

Alternatively you could buy some hop bitterness extract (don't know exactly what it's called) and put some of that in there, but it's kind of pricey and I doubt your LHBS would have it.

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Old 05-15-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
Oct 2008
Columbus Ohio
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^^^ I think he speaks of the HopShot from Northern Brewer. It's right on their homepage.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:23 AM   #5
Apr 2009
Central NY
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as an improvement to jumbo you could boil your hop tea down to a lesser volume, in theory the hop bitterness will stay in the liquid and you can make YOUR OWN hopshot

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