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Old 03-15-2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default Very hoppy tasting

I have brewed 5 gallon batches, and they all seem very hoppy to me. Am I boiling the hops too long or not long enough?


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Old 03-15-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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how much hops are you using? whats your grain bill? the longer you boil the hops the more bitterness you will get, but the shorter the more flavor and aroma you'll get. is it too bitter? or the flavor is too strong?


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Old 03-15-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
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what have you brewed (recipes) and how long have they aged? does aging help alleviate some of the "too hoppy" taste?
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:41 AM   #4
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Recipes!? Methods?! Need more info for people to respond w knowledgable answers.
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Here is my recipe:
Steeped .75 lbs of crystal 75 l malt for 25 mins.
Added 1 lb cs, 1lb light dme and .25 of malt DextTrin
Then boiled in .5 oz of willamette hops for 45 mins, then .25 of same for 10 mins then .25 of same for 5 mins
Added 5lbs of Munich LME
Then pitched the dry ale yeast.
The beer isn't bitter, just very hoppy. Am I boiling t
He hops too long?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
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Sounds about right (actually, a bit weak for me!).
Might just be hoppier than the stuff you're used to drinking.

You can certainly adjust the recipe to your liking.
Bitterness comes from the 45 min. boil, flavor and aroma on the 5 & 10.


I often boil 1-2 oz for 60 min, etc., with dry hopping after fermentation, so this doesn't sound very hoppy to me.
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Thats like a BMC level of hopping, I have no clue how that could possibly taste hoppy, let alone very hoppy
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Not to mention,Willamette,like Kent Golding,are both flavor/aroma hops with low AAU%. The ones I used in my current version of English Pale Ale is 4.7%AA for the Willamette,4.5%AA for the Kent Golding. So a 45 min hop addition isn't going to add much bitterness,& drive off a lot of the flavor/aroma oils. Imo,anyway. So,I think it's just a little more than you're used to,as was stated.
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It's not un drinkable, for sure! Maybe your right, I may just have to get used to it.
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It's not un drinkable, for sure! Maybe your right, I may just have to get used to it.
Or what you're tasting isn't hop. What commercial beers do you drink and how would you rate the hoppiness of those compared to your beer?


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