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Old 05-26-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default BM's centennial blonde; dry hop?

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 83.3 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.7 %
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (45 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (20 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

I brewed this recipe and was too efficient on the steeping of grains. (I think) the OG was supposed to be 1.044 but I ended up at 1.050. I tend to think that I will be a little under hopped on this batch and would like to dry hop it for a week or two before I keg it. I have only dry hopped once with great results. I have quite a bit of hops that I really need to use up. Which one of these would you suggest I dry hop with? I understand some of these will not work but maybe some will?

Sterling
Crystal
Hallertauer
Northern Brewer
Cascade
Centennial
Willamette

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Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 83.3 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.7 %
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (45 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (20 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

I brewed this recipe and was too efficient on the steeping of grains. (I think) the OG was supposed to be 1.044 but I ended up at 1.050. I tend to think that I will be a little under hopped on this batch and would like to dry hop it for a week or two before I keg it. I have only dry hopped once with great results. I have quite a bit of hops that I really need to use up. Which one of these would you suggest I dry hop with? I understand some of these will not work but maybe some will?

Sterling
Crystal
Hallertauer
Northern Brewer
Cascade
Centennial
Willamette

Thanks!
Cascade. Definitely.
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If you are looking for more balance from dry hopping, you'll probably be disappointed. Dry hopping lends mostly aroma. It won't help the bittering.

If you are going to dry hop, I would go with the Cascade also.
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+1 But I do love my dry hopped beers!
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Cascade all the way. Don't dry hop for more than 5-7 days though. Get some vegetal aroma and flavors if you leave them in there for too long...
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If you are looking for more balance from dry hopping, you'll probably be disappointed. Dry hopping lends mostly aroma. It won't help the bittering.

If you are going to dry hop, I would go with the Cascade also.
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