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Old 08-31-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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I have a 2.5 gal batch that is coming across very strong on the hops. I am not a fan of a strong hops flavor so I was wondering... could I make another 2.5 gal batch without hops and combine the two? I was thinking about rehydrating the malt extract and just dropping it as wort into the "hoppy" batch to make a 5 gal batch and just let the yeast in the first batch do the work.

Has anyone else done this and does it work?

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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How long has it been conditioning for?
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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Sure, blending is fairly common practice. Although Orfy has a point - how long has it been conditioning? It might mellow out with a little more time...

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:05 PM   #4
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It has been over two weeks in primary. I was thinking that this might be a brew that I just bottle and forget about for a long time. :-)

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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That's still pretty green - once bottled, give it a few more weeks before passing judgement. What was the hops schedule?

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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60 min- .75oz fuggles
15 min- .25oz Saaz

Again, this was a 2.5 gal batch. Thanks for the quick responses!

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'd Judge it in a month.
2 week is not really enough time for it to settle in.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:17 PM   #8
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i would leave it. that saaz should give a nice smooth flavor in the end and depending on your AA%, that doesn't look overly hoppy. what style are you trying to brew?

usually it's best to see it through after only 2 weeks in primary. the hops will definitely mellow out and you wouldn't want to screw with a perfectly good beer.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:18 PM   #9
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Thats a BTU of 41.5 - what style is it? ale, lager, etc?

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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Here is the recipe- as far as a style- it is a ale.

1lbs of crystal 20 (partial mash per Death Brewer's instructions)
3lbs of DME
.75oz fuggles 60min
.25 oz saaz 15 min
1 tsp of irsh moss

I am still new to brewing and this is my 4th batch to make.

 
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