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Old 10-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #31
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Nugget is a bit earthy compared to citra. And the 45 min addition is rather pointless. I'd do 60,20,& 10 myself. Then dry hop for aroma.


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Old 10-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #32
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Nugget is a bit earthy compared to citra. And the 45 min addition is rather pointless. I'd do 60,20,& 10 myself. Then dry hop for aroma.
Is this due to the lower AA's than Citra?

Edit: I thought it read "early" not "earthy".


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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #33
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Earthy,like fuggel. Kinda like portabella mushrooms are earthy. Just no mushroom flavor.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #34
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Gotcha. I don't think I like that. I was actually making a clone of something with this recipe and at the last minute changed the name. Wish I could remember what it was.
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Yambor, I'm not sure you are getting an appropriate answer for the context you've put your beer in. What about the beer do you not like? On addressing your recipe, it looks like you are using 66% of your hops for bittering. With the somewhat low gravity and high attenuation, you're putting the emphasis of this beer on bittering. You have a scant 1.5 oz of flavor/aroma hops and NO dryhop (yet) to speak of for an 11 gallon batch. You'll actually see most typical west coast ipas have this hop balance the other way around, ie, toward the flavor/aroma. Is that what you are after?

You may be waiting for the bitterness to meld in with the rest of the beer but there is not much else to meld with, IMO. Dry hop it (2-5oz or more!).
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Yambor, I'm not sure you are getting an appropriate answer for the context you've put your beer in. What about the beer do you not like? On addressing your recipe, it looks like you are using 66% of your hops for bittering. With the somewhat low gravity and high attenuation, you're putting the emphasis of this beer on bittering. You have a scant 1.5 oz of flavor/aroma hops and NO dryhop (yet) to speak of for an 11 gallon batch. You'll actually see most typical west coast ipas have this hop balance the other way around, ie, toward the flavor/aroma. Is that what you are after?

You may be waiting for the bitterness to meld in with the rest of the beer but there is not much else to meld with, IMO. Dry hop it (2-5oz or more!).
Since it is on tap already, how should this be done? Pellets or leaf straight in or in a sanitized hop bag?

I have been trying to make a "lighter" style of IPA. More of a session IPA If that makes any sense. Is that possible, a 5-6% ABV IPA?

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Since it is on tap already, how should this be done? Pellets or leaf straight in or in a sanitized hop bag?

I have been trying to make a "lighter" style of IPA. More of a session IPA If that makes any sense. Is that possible, a 5-6% ABV IPA?

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***Note to self.... If you plan on adding 2.5 ounces of pellet hops directly to an already carbonated beer...do so very quickly and get the lid back on ASAP...
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Nugget is a bit earthy compared to citra. And the 45 min addition is rather pointless. I'd do 60,20,& 10 myself. Then dry hop for aroma.
Nugget is a fantastic IPA hop. It's earthy but floral, excellent for bittering as well as flavor/aroma. One of my best IIPA's is all Nugget hops. It's low cohumulone also makes it good for bittering as it doesn't contribute much other than smooth bitterness.
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If I've dryhopped in the keg, I've put my hops (pellet or whole) in a hop bag and tied it halfway down my liquid out tube. Sanitize your hop bag before doing this just to be safe. You could also weight it down too. The idea is that you don't block/clog the dip tube with hop or bag. Others have used a tea infusion ball.


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