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Old 07-12-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default Dry hop potentialy overhopped CDA?

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I have a CDA in primary that I using a partial mash recipe. This was the first time I had done a late extract and I wasn't aware that it has the characteristic of upping the bitterness. Originally I was shooting for around an IBU of around 75, but apparently the late extract ramped it up to 99. I'm wondering if I should hold off on the dry hop additions of citra/williamette, especially given that the estimated ABV is fairly low at or just under 6%. Open to suggestions!

malt & fermentables
% LB OZ Malt or Fermentable
44% 5 0 American Two-row Pale
27% 3 0 Light/Pale Malt Extract Syrup
18% 2 0 American Crystal 40L
7% 0 12 Carafa Special III
4% 0 8 Belgian Biscuit Malt
Batch size: 5.5 gallons


Original Gravity
1.054 measured
(1.057 estimated)
Color
33 SRM / 65 EBC
(Black)
Mash Efficiency
72%

hops
use
boil 60 mins 0.5 Amarillo 8.2
boil 60 mins 1.0 Nugget 12.0
boil 30 mins 0.5 Amarillo 8.2
boil 15 mins 0.25 Amarillo 8.2
boil 15 mins 0.5 Citra 13.4
boil 5 mins 0.25 Citra 13.4
boil 5 mins 0.5 Willamette 4.6
post-boil 20 mins 0.5 Citra 13.4
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Citra 13.4
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Willamette 4.8

Wyeast American Ale (1056)


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Old 07-12-2011, 04:13 AM   #2
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Dry hop and enjoy. I clicked this to make sure you are from WA claiming a CDA. You rock.


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Old 07-12-2011, 04:19 AM   #3
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Overhopped? Not familiar with that term, can that actually happen?

Personally I don't like Citra for dry hops I think it will just cancel out the Willamette, but otherwise sounds good.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies-- @samc, what do you dislike about citra for dry hopping? I was hoping to get the earthy tones of Williamette to play nicely with the stronger citra flavor--kinda give it some backbone.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #5
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Something about the fruit flavors of Citra I find overpowering. It's not that the flavors/aroma are bad, they just make it hard for me to taste anything else. I've used it better as a 15 minute addition to finish off my supply and go with Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo, etc. for DH.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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i've dry hopped an "over hopped" beer. it was bitter to me, with not enough hop flavor or aroma to back it up. the dry hopping fixed it up for me. for the record i used simcoe...mmm
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:06 AM   #7
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For the record this turned out fabulous. It was not nearly as hopped up as they calculations indicated it would be. I might up the biscuit malt to 10 oz but otherwise felt this nailed what I was intending. It has a complex blend between the hops notes and the roasty character that reminds me a bit of good dark roast coffees.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:20 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of getting a tattoo that reads:

"ALWAYS DRY HOP, NO EXCEPTIONS."
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:40 AM   #9
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I would respond, but CDA is the stupidest term ever.
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what makes it cascadian? is it cascade hops? if so, couldn't you make one anywhere? i'm not getting why you have to be in washington.


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