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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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I just brewed a pale ale, I added halepeno to it but otherwise followed the recipe. I am supposed to add .5 oz cascade hops to carboy tomorrow. Do I need to add them and what is the purpose of this last stage of hops.


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Old 01-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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The dryhop will increase the aroma of your final brew. Aroma fades fairly quickly, so dryhopping with hops in the carboy about 7-10 days before bottling is one of the better ways to make sure you have a good strong aroma on your fresh beer.


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Why on earth would you befoul a pale ale with peppers? WTF?

That said, enjoy.

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I have been told its not bad. Thought it sounded interesting enough to try it
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Be careful with peppers, they are very easy to overdo. I used 2 chipotle peppers in a half batch of stout and regretted it. I've had it aging for over a year now waiting for the hotness to fade. I'd imagine that in a lighter beer like a pale ale it would be even easier to overdo it. It can be good if it's done right. Ballast Point did a version of their Sculpin IPA that had Jalepeno in it and it was quite delicious.
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Just bottled today. Initial taste the heat is borderline have to wait a couple weeks.
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I put cayenne in a stout one time. Never again.
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Opened a bottle today beer tasted great prolly went a little light on the habenaro will have to try again to get the results I want


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