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Old 10-05-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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So I'm looking to brew a batch of Sah'Tea, or at least something close to it. Without any knowledge of the hops in the beer, how do I pick them, how to I determine when to add them, and how to I come up with the target IBUs? Thanks for any help.

Also, if anyone has hop suggestions for the brew it would be great, but I'd love to hear how/why you came up with them.


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Old 10-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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I'm not sure they use hops in this one. If they do, they're extremely subdued, so maybe go for something mellow. I Google'd it and found nothing about the hop used. Apparently they use juniper berries instead. I wouldn't worry about IBUs since it clocks in at 6 IBUs on DFH's website.

http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits...s/sahtea-0.htm

http://binnys.com/blogs/post.cfm/dog...-ancient-again
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that's a pretty loaded question. i would recommend you start here:

http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter5.html

read the chapter on hops, that will give you some good introductory information on the subject.
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