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Old 07-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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My friends and I are brewing a new batch of beer: American brown Ale. After we lowered the temperature to avoid reaching a boilover, we added the wrong hops (instead of adding the bittering hops: Northern Brewer) I added the 1 oz of Cascade hops instead(aroma hops). We restarted the 60 min brew timer by adding the bittering hops 20 minutes into the addition of the aromatics; what are the consequences of doing this?


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Old 07-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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I would have just switched the two additions. Northern brewer is a decent flavor/aroma hop/ Not the most refined, perhaps, but it would have made great beer.

Not sure what you mean by "We restarted the 60 min brew timer by adding the bittering hops 20 minutes into the addition of the aromatics" - when did you end up adding what?


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Old 07-09-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
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Well when I noticed that the wrong hops were in the wort(20 minutes after i added the aroma hops) I instantly added the bittering hops then restarted the boiling timer to let the bittering hops boil for and additional 60 mins.

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You'll end up with a super-bitter beer with little hop flavor or aroma. Should still be drinkable, but may need some age.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #5
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Damn well is there anything we can do to save it, we have 2 oz of Cascade left to ad at the last 10 minutes of boil.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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Damn well is there anything we can do to save it, we have 2 oz of Cascade left to ad at the last 10 minutes of boil.
Well, look at the timing already. If it's been boiling for a while (how long now exactly?), you can end the boil. You can add 1 ounce of cascade with 5 minutes left, and then an ounce of flameout. If you post up the recipe with the times you added the hops, we can help out a bit more.
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Hey, don't sweat it man. Yeah, you did something silly, but hey, it's still going to be better than 90% of the crap you buy commercially, even the expensive "craft beer" b/c its fresh.

Next time, don't do that.
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1 oz cascade added at 3:30 (beggining 60 min boil)
1 oz of Northern brewer at 3:50
it is now 4:28 adding the 1 oz of cascade....
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1 oz cascade added at 3:30 (beggining 60 min boil)
1 oz of Northern brewer at 3:
If you've been boiling more than about 30 minutes (time zones confuse me), let us know!


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