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Old 06-12-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about a recipe and I was wondering if anyone has done this before and if so how it turned out.

I'm thinking about making a heavily hopped beer but doing it with out making it overly bitter. I'm thinking about using East Kent Goldings for aroma and one other for bitter (thinking about Cascade but open to suggestions).

Here's the hop schedule I am thinking about:
60 Mins - 1/4 oz Cascade
45 Mins - 1/4 oz Cascade
30 Mins - 1/2 oz Cascade & 1/2 oz East Kent
15 Min - 1/2 oz East Kent
5 Mins - 1 oz East Kent
Dry Hop - 1 oz East Kent

Thoughts?

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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Is the Idea to be extra aroma-y or extra hop flavor-y. it' will be a very hop flavored Pale Ale. Not an IPA
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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+1 ^ You are making a beer that will have some great aroma, and very little bitter, not much of an IPA for a 5 gallon batch. I just made up a Small IPA that has a bunch of hops, but isn't overly bitter. Also made up a really hoppy Pale ale that I call my Sweet Delicious Mowlawner, and it is a bit bitter, but not over the top.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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Yeah I know its not really an IPA just wasn't sure what style it would fit into.

I like hops but some of the IPAs take it way to far on the bitterness and I think it takes away the balance.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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Call it a Nigh PA.

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Old 06-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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Yeah I know its not really an IPA just wasn't sure what style it would fit into.

I like hops but some of the IPAs take it way to far on the bitterness and I think it takes away the balance.

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Believe me, I understand what you mean there. The thing that I have been playing with is utilizing a lot of aroma, but very little bittering addition (comparatively). Trust me when I say that I am the least fanatic about an overly bitter IPA that they are just trying to one up the next guy. Balance is the key and I have only made one beer that was too bitter for myself (made it in a style friends would like)
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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Just don't forget that you'll some level of IBUs to balance out the malty sweetness. I'm too lazy to figure out what the hop schedule you describe in the original post is not enough, just right, or too much on the bitterness.

 
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:54 PM   #8
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i like your thinking on the hop schedule. try and let us know the results. i am tweaking my pale ale right now, and i would love to hear you results. RED DRAGONS!!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #9
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i like your thinking on the hop schedule. try and let us know the results. i am tweaking my pale ale right now, and i would love to hear you results. RED DRAGONS!!!
Once I get the recipe finished I'll post it on this thread and I'll let you know how it turns out.

I'm leaning toward throwing another ounce in the late additions.
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Believe me, I understand what you mean there. The thing that I have been playing with is utilizing a lot of aroma, but very little bittering addition (comparatively). Trust me when I say that I am the least fanatic about an overly bitter IPA that they are just trying to one up the next guy. Balance is the key and I have only made one beer that was too bitter for myself (made it in a style friends would like)
yeah not to bash on the IPA fans but it just seems like the balance is off with some of these beers. I love hops but I don't want it to be so bitter that you can't enjoy the beer.

Just my preference.
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