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Old 10-02-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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So I dry hopped my harvest IPA with whole cone hops picked and dried about two weeks ago. Much to my disapointment, my beer now tastes INCREDIBLY grassy....to the point that it is unpleasant. I dry hopped and then kegged and threw an ounce of hops in the keg too.....tasted it today, and while it is not carbed yet...it tastes like junk. The beer tasted great (albeit flat) when I went from the primary into the carboy for dry hopping. Any one have similiar experience?? Did it mellow out at all??? Like I said...this is unpleasant...hope I didn't ruin my IPA Appreciate your input.

 
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
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It will mellow, definitely. I have had this experience dry hopping in the keg. The other flavor I have had is extreme lemon/citrus or an Iced tea like astringent flavor. All of these mellowed within a week and all the beers were great.

 
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:34 AM   #3
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Dry hopping with cone hops gives it a grassy taste.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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Leaving dry hops in the beer for too long can also contribute to grassy flavors. 3-5 days usually works fine.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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I always use whole cones to dry-hop with - I only had slightly grassy flavors once when I left them for 12 days, but after bottle conditioning everything tasted fine. I agree that after 5-6 days you'll have about all you can get from dry hops.

I bet it mellows out if you give it a couple more weeks.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:34 AM   #6
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SN seems to do well with dry hopping with whole hops.
On Sunday Sessions http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/555
They recommend two dry hop additions, one after 7 days of fermentation and one after 14 and to not leave the beer on the hops for more than 14 days.

 
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:27 PM   #7
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Dry hopping with cone hops gives it a grassy taste.
I have dry-hopped with cones several times and never had an issues, I usually dry hop 1-3 weeks depending on the beer.

 
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:23 AM   #8
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I have dry-hopped with cones several times and never had an issues, I usually dry hop 1-3 weeks depending on the beer.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:18 PM   #9
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I agree dry hopping with WET hops will give you a grassy taste,but The only problem Iv'e ever had with well dried whole hops is that they soak up a butt load of beer.I much prefer pellets.

 
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #10
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