Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > unfermented wort too bitter?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-12-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
FSBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SE Asia
Posts: 188
Likes Given: 1

Default unfermented wort too bitter?

Today I followed a recipe in TCJoHB for a Belgian Tripel. It calls for
6.6 lb of Brewferm hopped LME
2 lb. light DME
1 lb. honey
1 oz. Styrian Goldings hops

I put approx. 1 oz. of hop pellets, and I seem to recall that if you use pellets instead of whole hops you should put a bit less (a lot less?). I tasted the sample I used for my SG reading and it seems quite bitter.

Did I screw up with the hops or will this mellow out as it ferments and ages?

(I did already have a homebrew and am trying to relax and not worry.)


FSBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
RodfatherX
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 465
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

wait.......I just saw you used hopped LME.



The styrian hops should give you about 20 ibu if you did a 60 min one addition.

I'd probably think it was "like freedom in a cup!"



RodfatherX is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
BrosBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 112
Default

you'll definitely mellow out over time. Shoot, I had my FG sampling and when I drank it I thought to myself, this is what my beer is gonna taste like? Gross, but sure enough I bottled and now 2 1/2 weeks later it's tasting absolutely delicious. As far as your hop question goes, you can add a little less if you like. I'm doing a honey oat stout next that calls for 0.92 oz instead of the standard 1 oz. But what you have to remember is that really hop pellets are actually whole hops in a more manageable form and they are really about the same in IBU as comparing 1 oz of hop flowers and 1 oz of hop pellets. Its just that 1 oz of hop flowers will look like a lot more because they are lighter.
BrosBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 01:55 PM   #4
FSBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SE Asia
Posts: 188
Likes Given: 1

Default

I drank my SG reading from my doppelbock after fermenting for 2 weeks and it was de-frickin-licious. I remember it tasting good when I took my OG reading too. That's why the Belgian worries me a bit. I'm not gonna worry about it too hard, though. I'll start another batch of something else next weekend to help take my mind off it.
FSBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unfermented wort recipe thread. Kai Cooking & Pairing 13 12-11-2011 12:14 AM
Using unfermented wort for priming. gruntingfrog Bottling/Kegging 4 01-08-2008 03:37 AM
Will unfermented wort go bad? Brewing Clamper General Techniques 9 04-13-2007 07:34 PM
Bottling with unfermented wort. ill.literate Bottling/Kegging 3 03-29-2007 07:15 PM
Keeping unfermented wort Eskram Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-26-2005 02:48 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS