Originally Posted by BillBaxter
Hey guys here's my new hop schedule:
.4 oz Target @60 min
.6 oz Target @15 min
.3 oz Kent Goldings @15 min
2 oz Kent Goldings @2 min
I wouldn't even bother with 15minute additions. They will add IBU's, and a little bit of flavor.
Boil the 15min Target addition for the last 2 minutes instead, then throw in the Goldings after the boil, once the steam has died down - maybe around 180degrees or so. You'll be able to actually taste them then. Adjust your main IBU addition accordingly, based on the Targets you've removed from the 15min addition.
It's not that 15min additions are wrong, necessarily, it's just that they should only really be used if you are already using a lot of hops later in the boil and looking for good flavor. Never use them for flavor instead of a much later hop addition - like 2 minutes or less. The oil boils off quickly..