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Old 12-21-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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I know I blew it. What's going to happen.
I added the hops with the malt at around 170* instead of waiting for it to boil first. Then it took a long time to boil the 3 gallons of wort (I'm brewing Hef). So the hops was in there much longer than the recipe called for. Will I be okay?

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Don't worry, there isn't too much a difference between 60 min and 90 minute hops. Its the late hop additions where these things get critical.

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Being in a bit longer will only give you a few extra IBUs max. So you'll be fine.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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I think you should be fine. I dont think hops really start doing their thing (that will cause too much of a noticeable difference) until the rolling boil anyways.


 
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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What you did is known as a first wort hop addition. Brewers do that all the time. It may lend a few more IBU, and there's some debate on this, but it may lend a bit of hop flavor/aroma too. Don't worry, it'll be fine.
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