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Old 04-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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In my IPAs i usually add between 12-20 oz. for 5 gal.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:03 PM   #12
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I use 8oz in the boil and 3oz for dry hopping and I thought that was a lot, but Emmett seems to have changed my opinion somewhat.

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Old 04-07-2012, 02:08 AM   #13
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You've added too much hops when there's no longer any free liquid to drain/rack/siphon from your boil kettle. Until you reach that point, you're just adding more goodness to your beer.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:23 AM   #14
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My 'standard' DIPA uses 22 oz of hops, 5 of which are dry hops. Havind done a version with 6 oz less (same otherwise), there is still a very noticeable difference even at that extreme amount. I don't think that there's really a case of diminishing return. At least at that level.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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Never too much hops !!

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #16
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I just brewed an IPA which used 2 oz (in ten gallon batch) of Amarillo at flameout but no mention of dry hopping in Palmer/Jamil's recipe for "Hoppiness is an IPA". I have never made an American IPA without dry hopping. If all I'm missing is some of the grassy flavors, I'll skip it since I don't want to have to rack it an extra time just for dry hopping.
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