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Old 04-26-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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I did an Mini Mash "APA" using this recipe:

2.25# 2 Row Base Malt
1.00# Crystal Malt 40L
Mashed at 155F
5# Extra Pale LME
Added @ 30 mina
1 OZ Magnum Pellets @ 60 mins
1 OZ Cascade Pellets @ 15 mins
1 OZ Hallertau Pellets @ 5 mins

And am considering a two week dry hop with two ounces of Cascade Leaves. Too much?


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Old 04-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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It isn't too much to me. Tonight I will be dry hopping 2 oz of Cascade to an APA I am fermenting. I wait two days after moving to the secondary and add the dry hops. I then hold them in the secondary until I am ready to rack. I always use whole hops. I end up with a pretty hoppy tasting/smelling brew. I have never had complaints. The only thing that I would note is that if I use two oz I like to secondary in a 6 gal carboy. In the past I have had some brews where the addition of the dry hop in a 5 gal caused a substantial release of CO2 and I ended up having to put a blow off tube on the secondary. I went to the 6 gal and have never had the problem. I have had a lot of CO2 production but never so much that it was blowing out of the top of the carboy and causing me to switch back to the blow off.


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Old 04-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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2oz of Cascade too much? Nah.... 2oz is about the smallest amount I dry-hop anymore. Even if the recipe calls for less.....
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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Is there really any such thing as too much hops anymore?
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by sendkyleanemail View Post
And am considering a two week dry hop with two ounces of Cascade Leaves. Too much?
If some is good, then more is better - and too much is not enough. Do it.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:33 PM   #6
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Ok so Cascade or Citra? I have 2 ounces of each I am itching to use hehehe.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:37 PM   #7
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I always dry hop now with 2oz, but for only 1 week. Never tried two weeks but:
A: I ferment in a plastic bucket, dont keep it in there any longer than I have too.
B: Have heard you may get Vegetable flavours if you dry hop too long (the lower end indicates 2 weeks +).
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:50 AM   #8
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Maybe I'll use the Citra in this APA and the Cascade in an up coming IPA?
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:49 AM   #9
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We dry hopped a 8 gallon batch with 2.5oz of whole leaf cascade for 2 weeks and the beer was great! No vegetable flavors at all.
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I recommend dry hopping with more hops for less time. 2oz sounds good. Look for 5-7 days of contact time. Helps keep away any grassy flavors


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