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Old 08-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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I made the mistake of using only 1/2 the amount of hops needed for the 60 minute addition to my amber ale. I was suppose to use 2 oz of Cascade but now find that I only added in 1 oz. The beer has been cooled and placed in the fermentor with yeast for about 2 hours.

Anything I can do at this point? I was thinking of just doing a stove top boil with some DME and the missing 1 oz Cascade for 60 minutes. Rapid cool this down and then add this back into the bucket.

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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Dry hop for 7 days. Finito.


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Old 08-16-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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boil half an ounce of cascade in two quarts of water for an hour (smaller amount because since there are no other sugars or anything in there you'll get a higher utilization) and then pour that into the fermenter. RDWHAHB
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boil half an ounce of cascade in two quarts of water for an hour (smaller amount because since there are no other sugars or anything in there you'll get a higher utilization) and then pour that into the fermenter. RDWHAHB
Thanks for the advice on the reduced amount of Cascade to use in the boil. I already have a 3 day dry hop period scheduled for this brew so I didn't think about extending it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:00 AM   #5
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seven to ten days is usually how long i dry hop for. shorter dry hops don't add nearly enough aroma for my liking
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:16 AM   #6
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Do the Hops Tea as described by edb23. Thats the normal way to fix this.

 
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I was not sure of how extending the dry hop period would affect the bittering aspects of the 1 oz of Cascade at the start of the boil. I don't have a lot of experience with dry hopping so i was more under the impression that it was used for more aroma affects and not for bittering. Thus, in my mistake earlier today I learned something new.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:25 AM   #8
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Do the Hops Tea as described by edb23. Thats the normal way to fix this.

Should I just dump this in once it is cold or try to strain it with a french coffee presse?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:47 AM   #9
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just dump it in. also, dry hopping does nothing for bittering, you're right that it's just for aroma. drop the hops in and let them sit a week to ten days. a week is really the minimum time that most people use.
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This now may be the topic but at what point will grassy flavors start coming from dry hopping? Is a full week usually OK w/o having these side grassy flavors?


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