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Old 08-02-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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I have Ferocious IPA from Midwest kegged right now and carbed up. After dry hopping from the instructions, I went and threw an ounce of Amarillo 10% AA in the mix (because I love Amarillo hops) and I have a very dry and bitter after taste, I now know I screwed up and over did it, but can I do anything to make it smooth and easier to drink at this point.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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The bitterness isnt from the dry hop addition. You have to steep or boil them to get that alpha acid out. Its probably just a humungously bitter IPA.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:00 AM   #3
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An ounce isn't overdoing it on dry hops, either. I have made IPAs with something like 6oz of dry hops before.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:55 AM   #4
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How long has it been since you brewed it? How long since the CO2 has been introduced? Sounds young/green, newly carbed and harsh at this point. Give it time.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:57 AM   #5
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Boil:
1 oz. Warrior 60 mins
Blend 1oz. Amarillo 1 oz. Citra, add 1/5 of 2 oz. @ 20-15-10-5-0 left in boil
Dry hop 3 oz. - Ahtanum, Amarillo, Simcoe leaf for 1 week = 82 IBU'S
Then racked on 1 oz. Of Amarillo in a carboy just for fun.
7 oz. Of hops!

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:02 AM   #6
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How long has it been since you brewed it? How long since the CO2 has been introduced? Sounds young/green, newly carbed and harsh at this point. Give it time.
Brewed on 6/23
Kegged on 7/25
Gas @ 30 psi for 48 hrs then serving psi @ about 3
I cold crashed it for 2 days before kegging

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:12 AM   #7
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You have a big, bitter 82 IBU beer. That's not likely going to go away. The late additions and dry hopping is giving it flavor and aroma. I would suggest sending it to me and brewing a new batch in the 40-50 IBU range.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:15 AM   #8
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You have a big, bitter 82 IBU beer. That's not likely going to go away. The late additions and dry hopping is giving it flavor and aroma. I would suggest sending it to me and brewing a new batch in the 40-50 IBU range.
Lol, I'll keep tasting it and see if it mellows, its not THAT bad, I will finish the keg, it smells great and initial gulp is good, just the after taste is dry.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:03 AM   #9
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I agree it's likely not the the dry hopping. I'm assuming you used fairly standard yeast on it. WLP 530 can make delicious (IMO) Belgo-American IPAs but it definitely leaves a 'dry after taste'.

Otherwise you might want to look into bittering hops other than Warrior...or lowering your bittering addition. I mean the thing was called 'Ferocious IPA'.

You could brew something complementary that's light on the bitterness and blend the two btw...
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #10
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Otherwise you might want to look into bittering hops other than Warrior...or lowering your bittering addition. I mean the thing was called 'Ferocious IPA'.

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