I bought the HopNog extract kit for 2011 today at my local supplier in Omaha. It has an experimental hop that has the temporary name of HBC 342. The description of the kit is below along with a link to it's instructions. Some places online are selling 2010 kits as the 2011 kits so be careful as they are totally different kits. It also came with a free HopNog Growler.
Anyway, I was looking for ideas on the hop schedule. I'm boiling around 3.75 - 4 gallons of water in a 5 gallon stainless pot so I'm thinking 1/2 ounce for bitterness instead of the suggested 3/4 ounce and 1 once at flame out for aroma with 2 ounces dry hopped. But that seems kind of dull. I want more aroma so I may just skip the bitterness all together and only dry hop but that seems crazy. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
2011 marks the end of NASA’s historic 30-year Space
Shuttle program. Five orbiters conducted thousands of
experiments onboard 135 missions into space. HopNog™
2011 celebrates innovation through experimentation.
This year’s IPA offers, for the first time, experimental hop
HBC 342. HopNog™ 2011 offers 3 oz. of whole leaf HBC
342 for brewers to come up with their own flavoring and
aroma additions - creating an IPA experiment like none
ever conducted before.