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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #1
Jul 2012
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Hey guys,
I made the LHBS Red Ale 23L with Windsor dry yeast. I added an extra ounce of Willemette at 45 mins. I had taken out some grains that remained the wort after the boil and then realized that I had probably also strained the bittering hops to. Well, it's 3 weeks in bottle. Tastes great. I like the extra bitterness but it does have a bit of "bite" and I'm wondering if it will mellow with time in the bottle.

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:58 AM   #2
Mar 2012
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yeah man, your beer will "mellow" over time. time really heals alot of wounds

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:09 AM   #3
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hops do mellow over time. i first experimented with a 120 ibu ipa a few years ago. after a year and a half, almost no hops at all. not saying you have to wait that long, though
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