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Old 10-02-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Adjusting late hops for aa%

How important is it to adjust late hops (less than 10 minutes) for aa%? Or, should you at all, especially the flamout?


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Old 10-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Aroma adds rarely contribute more than 10% of the IBUs and flameout adds none, so changing the AA% is meaningless.

Now if you are hop bursting, whole different beastie.


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Old 10-03-2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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i was just wondering, a recipe calls for 1/2 ounce at flameout.

if i had half the aa% hops the recipe called for, should i cut the weight in half?
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As long as you are chilling your beer down relatively quickly, then your flameout hops will add virtually no bitterness, meaning that you can use high alpha hops interchangeably with low alpha one.

If you can't get your wort chilled quickly (less than 40 min or so), then I'd suggest dry hopping with your flameout hops. It won't be the same, but the end result will be closer than a poorly chilled beer, which will make all your flameout hops cook away their aroma.
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