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Old 02-15-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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I am currently in the fermentation stage of my first brew. I followed an american IPA recipe that called for dry hopping, but I just now realized that I missed adding a pound of DME that the recipe called for.

The gravity of the original recipe was 1.054 ending with and ABV of about 5.8%. Missing this pound of DME brings me down to more like 4.5% and an OG of about 1.045 (I'm away from my comp with beersmith).

Since the beer will be so much lighter, I am afraid dry-hopping may just give it an overly hoppy aroma and flavor for how light the beer will be. Obviously, it comes down to a matter of preference, but I was hoping to get some insight from more experienced brewers as to the worth of dry-hopping such a light beer.

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:08 PM   #2
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I'd hit it.

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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never be afraid to add hops just one more time.

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