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Old 03-22-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Intense Hop Flavor without Severe Bitterness

Any ideas on how to get that Sam Adams hop flavor without the over-bittering that usually happens? I've tried very short boils with lots of fresh off the vine hops - still too bitter for any style beyond IPA.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Hey!
I have only experienced fresh whole hop and have only used this method in a micro-brewery. The best way to get powerful hop taste is to add hops just after your boil. Id say about 2x the amount you used as your bittering hop. I use a recirculating method to get the hops soaked right through! The hops are usually in the wort for up to 30 minuets
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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I grow my hops, so no worries there. You're saying no boil for the flavoring - maybe 160 degrees, for 30 minutes?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Like said above, LOTS of very late and or whirlpool additions.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:37 AM   #5
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I got the part about adding late, and I can recirculate. My question is about time and temp. Can anyone provide specifics on temp?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:43 AM   #6
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Sam Adams has hop flavor?

As someone else described, do hop bursts, lots of hops towards the end of the boil with less bittering hops for the full boil.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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It's all about hop bursting. Don't at ANY hops at the beginning of the boil. Start adding them at 20. Keep on hopping at 15, 10, 5, 0 and dry hop. You get a ton of flavor and aroma that way.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #8
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Thanks Sounds like it's time to brew.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:51 AM   #10
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Thanks terrapinj!
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