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Old 12-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default 'Green' Beer tastes great

Hello fellow brew nuts...

I made an ale I call "Hanky Panky Pale Ale", and I tasted it after 1 week. I dry hopped with what some would call an excessive amountof cascade hops. Well, it tasted GRRRREAT! Better, actually, than 1 month afterwards. Anyone else enjoy the taste of a dry hopped brew while the hop taste (from dryhopping) is super fresh?

Maybe its just that I used Cascade for the dry hop.... Anyway, here is the recipe. Its actually pretty darn good.

3.5 Gallon Batch
82% American 2 row
10% Honey
8% 80L Crystal
10 Grams Green Bullet hops for bittering (60 min)
10 Grams Cascade for flavour (10 mins)
Dry hopped with about 1.5 ounces (45 grams) of Cascade


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Old 12-19-2009, 11:56 PM   #2
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Drinking soon after dry hopping is imperative, since the hop flavor/aroma will age out.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
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I've learned the same thing with my dry hopped beers. One of these days I'm going to do something stupid like dry hop with a pound of hops just to see how long the flavor lasts. That reminds me, I should go drink that Pliny that's in my fridge
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