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Old 08-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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I recently read of tea hopping. A process where someone steeps hops in 170 degrees F of water for roughly a half hour. then instead of dry hopping, they would throw this tea into their keg and serve after carbed. (only releasing hops aromas.)
It got me wondering......what if I made some hop tea and put it in my mash? Would this increase my aroma? Without adding any bitterness?

What do you think?

Oh, here's the link to what I read.
http://www.homebrewjunkie.com/2008/1...pping.html?m=1


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Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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No, the aroma oils would boil off.


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Flameout?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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Adding a tea at flameout isn't really any different than just adding the hops at flameout, except that 5 Gal of beer will absorb a lot more hop oils than 1 qt of water. You might look into whirlpooling/hopstanding. You could also add your tea at bottling/kegging, or just dry-hopping in the keg.
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I dry-hop in secondary and then also throw a hop-bag into the keg. Use voile cloth. Sure, you might get a tiny bit of particulate matter, but the aroma is uber fresh.
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I made a hop tea for my last keg of IPA - mostly Columbus. Not bad, quicker that dry hopping, but I thought I had lost my touch. Dry hopped in the keg with 1 Amarillo and 1 Cascade on my latest IPA and I'm back on top. FYI

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Ok I got an Imperial pale ale kit in first ferm at ludicrous 78ish temperature , been in for week pretty sure all major ferming is done .. Can I rack and dry hop after only a week ?
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Ok I got an Imperial pale ale kit in first ferm at ludicrous 78ish temperature , been in for week pretty sure all major ferming is done .. Can I rack and dry hop after only a week ?
Double check and make sure fermenting is done. Then hop it up
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Used a hop tea once to salvage a missed hops addition. Worked OK, but got a little "grassy" flavor.
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Any way to tell if to if It's safe to rack by eye in a bucket ? .. Never took gravity readings


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