Originally Posted by Golddiggie
Yes, hop bursting an ESB/English pale ale or even English IPA is great. With the 20 and 15 minute additions you get most of the IBUs. With the later additions you build the flavor and aroma profile. If you do a 'normal' hop schedule then I would make sure to use enough later addition hop amounta so that you get something from them.
I used all EKG in my MO SMaSH recipe with one 60 minute addition and then the rest from 20 minutes forward. The BU/GU balance was great even with a good amount of hops. I did hop burst my caramel ale which also has the BU/GU balance desired.
Basically don't fear hop bursting. Read up on the method and try a recipe (or several) and see how you like it. It def. has a place in brewing.
Yea I will try this hop schedule see what happens.
60 mins 1.0 Fuggles
20 mins 0.25 East Kent Goldings
15 mins 0.5 East Kent Goldings
10 mins 0.5 Fuggles
5 mins 0.5 Fuggles