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Old 01-23-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
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I have an extract recipe in the primary. (Austin Homebrew Supply - Texas Blonde).
I chose this ale because I have never brewed a "Golden". The recipe does not include any grains. (Also a first for me in my 19 batches).

Since I like hops and usually dry hop most of my brews, does anyone have an opinion on dry hopping this Blonde with 1 oz. of Amarillo?

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Bottle Conditioning: AHS Texas Blonde Ale - dry hopped with amarillo thus becoming "Amarillo Golden Ale"

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:20 AM   #2
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No, but I've dry HUMPed a few in my younger days. Budump Tshhh.

You'd be violating the BJCP per the blonde style but whatever right? You could add a slightly less pronounced aroma with like a 1/2oz kettle steep addition.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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guidelines schmidelines

I say give it a shot. Personally I would start off with 1/2 oz and see where that takes you

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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I would taste it first. If that doesn't decide the point, try splitting the batch.

How's that for a non-answer?

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by barely
I would taste it first. If that doesn't decide the point, try splitting the batch.

How's that for a non-answer?
its a hell of a good answer! granted the beer is still green, but give it a taste before you attempt to alter the flavor profile. remember hops do mellow after the first month or so...so if its a little bitter now, you probably shouldn't touch it.

if its too sweet now, go for the dry hop!
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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My thoughts are: you are brewing a style you haven't made before, so stick with the style. I like hops, but I don't dry hop everything, because I like other styles. Given the basic style, I suspect an ounce of Amarillo will overwhelm all other elements of the brew.

You might discover you like straight blonds.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:47 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by david_42
You might discover you like straight blonds.
Straight ones, eh? Those do seem to be the type that I tend to have the most luck with.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:03 AM   #8
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I liked this brew... did you use the WL kolsch yeast?
If so I think a little dry hop would be nice.
I agree that .5 oz would be the best place to start.
It is a nice easy drinking brew.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:09 AM   #9
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Don't fit guidelines, but if you are just brewing for yourself (not a contest), do what you like.

I do a toned down APA and my kids love it. They also love my Blonde Ale (none of them are hop heads..........yet)

Just don't enter into a contest expecting good results.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:34 AM   #10
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I thought you meant "dry hump a blond..." silly me...
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