Accidentally dry hopped wrong beer - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Accidentally dry hopped wrong beer

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
jpinetti
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
harborcreek, pa
Posts: 68
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



So last week I had a double brew day doing a PSA IPA and a Belgian Tripel. Today i was supposed to dry hop the IPA and went to work racking to a secondary on top of my added 2oz of cascade. After reviewing my notes I realized I just dry hopped the wrong beer!!! I grabbed the wrong primary because I didnt see need to label it. Two batches aren't that hard to keep track of? Yeah right. So how do you think this is going to affect the taste of this beer?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:36 PM   #2
cjb
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Portland, OR
Posts: 206
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Sounds delicious!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
jpinetti
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
harborcreek, pa
Posts: 68
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Considering I've only had one tasters glass of Tripel I'm pretty upset this is deviating from the recipe. Really wanted to get this spot on. Damn. Now I have to go find more hops for the IPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:44 PM   #4
jpinetti
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
harborcreek, pa
Posts: 68
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Think I must have been smoking hops

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
beerandloathinginaustin
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Temecula, California
Posts: 554
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts


I dry hop all my beers and double dry hopped my last (and by far most delicious) tripel. If I wanted it to style I'd go to the liquor store. If I want it awesome I dry hop it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
phrogpilot73
Loving the hobby
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
phrogpilot73's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 279
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Make sure you take detailed notes, including your error. My best beer is one that was designed as a one off "fluke" to over-IBU a buddy. It turned out to be one of my best, but I took detailed notes, and can replicate it. I can't keep it in the keg.
__________________
"Lady, you want me to answer you if this old airplane is safe to fly?
Just how in the world do you think it got to be this old?"
- Anonymous

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #7
beerandloathinginaustin
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Temecula, California
Posts: 554
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts


If you don't like the effect of the dry hopping you might be able to dry hop a little more with the flavor and aroma hops you used in the tripel. I'm assuming you didn't use Cascade.

Keep in mind I always recommend more dry hopping however, so take my advice with a grain of hops.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 12:08 PM   #8
dnslater
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 533
Liked 58 Times on 43 Posts


Perhaps rack the Tripel off the hops and into a secondary and age for a couple of months. Should cause the hops flavor to mellow. Will also mellow in the bottle or keg. Folks here often suggest that hop flavors fade after a couple of months.
__________________
_______________________________________________
Cheers,
Nick

Trash Paper Brew Werks

Shirts and stuff

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #9
jpinetti
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
harborcreek, pa
Posts: 68
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I'm gonna just roll with this one.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump