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Old 10-18-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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I have a week old brown ale I'm fixing to move into the secondary. My roommate and co-brewer is a pretty big fan of hop flavor and would like to dry hop in the secondary. I, on the other hand, want to make sure this remains a fairly balanced brew and that the malt character is still the highlight. Any suggestions as far as dry hopping is concerned (what type, for how long, how much...) I was thinking about maybe using Golding, Hallertauer Tradition, and Lublin, but that's me just spit-balling. The recipe I used called for:

Malts
8.5 lbs. Mild Ale Malt, 65%
4.0 lbs. Biscuit Malt, 12%
.5 Brown Ale Malt %
Hops
.75 oz. Northern Brewer (7% AA) for 90 min
.5 oz. Northdown (6.5% AA) for 20 min.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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I like hops so sure. But Brown ales aren't hoppy and IMO dry hopping is not to style.

And that's what the judges told me too sadly.

But I wouldn't move it for another week. That's the best thing you could do at this point. Hop it then if you must but don't move it for another week.


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If I was dry hopping a nut brown, I would go with something fairly earthy/woody. I am a fan of willamette but that is just me.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I ended up going with kent golding, since it seemed to fit closest (of the selection at my local brew store) to the earthy woody description.
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