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Old 01-27-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default Dry Hopping with Saaz

There are threads on dry hopping with Saaz, but most of them deal with including it in American style brews.

I have a Belgian Pale Ale in primary, hopped with three ounces of Saaz. I accidentally bought an extra ounce of 2.5%AA Saaz hops that I don't foresee using anytime soon.

Does anyone have experience dry hopping a Belgian Ale or Golden with Saaz?


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Old 01-27-2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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saaz has a really delicate flavor, and at that aa, it would be very mild anyway, so it might just be pretty tasty


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Old 01-27-2012, 03:09 AM   #3
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Thanks. I've heard Saaz can give some grassy flavors when dry-hopped, but this was in IPAs and probably at higher quantities than I'm looking at doing.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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I've been curious about this myself. Give it a go and please update with the results.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:28 AM   #5
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A buddy of mine that worked in a brewery in the Czech republic told me that a lot of Czech brewers dry hop their pilseners... Granted, Czech pilsener is different beer than the ones you mention, but then again it would be more sensitive to off flavors... I think you would be happy with the results if you try it
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From what I understand Brouwerij Contrera's Valeir Divers is dry-hopped with Saaz. I think it's an excellent blond/tripel/Belgian Strong Golden Ale that strikes a nice balance between its candy sugar and the grassy hop profile.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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I dry hopped all my belgians with saaz...but I have slowly realized that I am a hop head. Its subtle but if you really think about the proper conditioning time for a belgian, the flavors will have dissapated by the time you drink them. The only time I could taste the effect was if I drank them within 6-8 weeks, and even then it was minimal. Nonetheless, I will continue to dry hop them if and when I brew belgians again
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! I'll be putting the hops in today - I'll let you know how it turns out.
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JeffersonJ, it's been over a month. Any word on how the Saaz dry hopping turned out?
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My buddy does a Wheat Pale w/Saaz dry-hop and it's incredible. Do it, you won't be disappointed.


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