Even though I have at least 10 batches of brew under my belt I am still very much a neophyte in the brewing hobby.
I tried searching for what I'm looking for but just couldn't get it narrowed down to an efficient search so please forgive if this is redundant or too basic.....
Generally I have found that the hopping schedules on my ales are spot on and a very good mix of aroma, bitter and flavor. However, as I work towards the porters and stouts I am finding that most of the recipes I have worked with leave me with too much of a hop flavor for my liking.
The rest of the brew meets with wonderful satisfaction, its just that I feel like I am drinking a "flower" flavored beer which really is a turn off for me.
Just for the record, everyone else who has tired my stouts are especially fond of them and give them rave reviews...I am the only one who seems dissatisfied.
Anyhow, what sort of manipulation of the hops can I do to reduce, if not remove the "flowery" flavor from the hops?
I understand that there are many different hops that can be used to accomplish what I want, but I would like to have a better understanding of hops & how to apply them so I won't have to ask someone for a recommendation.
Any chance someone can share how to adjust the hop schedule or quantities to achieve different results and gain different characteristics without regard for a specific Hop?
ThanX! this is my third stout, and while it is very good, it is not what I am looking for....(kinda like a blind date....sounds really good but until you get to taste it you really won't know!