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Old 11-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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I have a recipe that I really like...It is a Crystal Amber Ale...Here is my question...If I am happy with the bitterness and aroma of the beer, but would like to add a bit more hoppy flavor...would the solution be to simply add more flavoring hops during the boils?...I hope that isn't a dumb question...all advise is appreciated!

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Yes. Add Earlier in the boil for bitterness. Later in the boil for more hop aroma.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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Yes. I would add some more hops with maybe 10-15 minutes left in the boil. What kind of hops are you using in this one?

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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Yes but it will add a little bitterness, have you think about dry hopping?

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:46 PM   #5
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If you want hoppy with no contribution to bitterness, then you dry hop.

Late hopping will still add some level of bitterness but, the volume of hops may not be perceivable due to lower isomerization and extraction.

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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Dry hopping will add lots of aroma. From the OP's post, it sounds like he is happy with the aroma. If he is after the flavor I would think he would want boil for at least a little bit of time. This will add bitterness as well, but not significantly, especially if you choose a hop with relatively low AA%. Just my $.02

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BryceL
Yes. I would add some more hops with maybe 10-15 minutes left in the boil. What kind of hops are you using in this one?
Williamette for flavoring and aroma

 
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:46 PM   #8
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Thx fellas!... You have been a big help

 
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