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Old 12-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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How much hops do you guys dry hop with to get that HOP BOMB aroma? I just started experimenting with 1/2 oz and 3/4 oz in 2.5 gal batches. The 1/2 oz was barely noticeable, my IPA with 3/4 has an ok aroma but I'd like to see more. How much is too much? I don't want to waste hops or overdue it.

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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first rule: MOAR HOPZ. you can't overdo it

for 2.5 gal of average-strength IPA, 1.5 oz of dry hops is fairly standard. if you want a hop bomb, i'd be going 2 oz or more. dry hops only add aroma and a little flavor (but no bitterness), so you can't really do any harm by going big.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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I too like hop bombs and have found that 3 ounces in a 5 gallon batch of IPA is about right for me.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=sweetcell;4702617]first rule: MOAR HOPZ. you can't overdo it

MOAR? Do you Chive?

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:47 AM   #5
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how long are you leaving them for?

+1 to can't over due it. i have done up to 2.5oz for 5 gallons, and that was in an amber ale.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:13 AM   #6
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2.5 oz in 5 gallons? i've done 6 oz in 5 gals, i'm sure others have done more...
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #7
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Ok, sounds like my next batch I'll try 2 oz and see what happens. I have been dry hopping in the primary for about 7 days before kegging. I've seen various times from 3 days to 2 weeks. Is there any corilation between the amount and the time?

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
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Is there any corilation between the amount and the time?
not really. at that amount, there is plenty of liquid to absorb the hoppiness. i find 4-5 days to be optimal.
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- Aging: sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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So far, my favorite IPA recipe takes 5 oz for 5 days in 5 gallons. It also has 4 ounces added at different points in the last 10 minutes of the boil. This is with a combination of Simcoe, Centenial, and Columbus.

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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2.5 oz in 5 gallons? i've done 6 oz in 5 gals, i'm sure others have done more...
8.5 oz....furious clone

 
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