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Old 06-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
Nov 2008
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Did an IPA yesterday with 130 ibu's.

in a 60 minutes boil, I added 7.75 ounces of pellets in a muslin bag over the boil time. It was one of those longer bags...maybe a 2 foot long one. at the end it was a large lose ball of hops...like the size of a 16" softball. it seems loose in the boil, but when you took the bag out it compacted. I was wondering if I didn't get the ibu's I wanted with so many hops in a sack?

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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I guarantee that you didn't get 130 IBU's...those are calculated and not reality. If you left those hops in for 60 minutes you probably got pretty good isomerization even in the bag as you described it appearing pretty loose.

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