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Old 10-31-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default No hops during boil, only dry-hopped?

Has anyone ever attempted such madness? Foregoing the standard hop additions during a 1 hour boil and instead dry hopping the beer with the same amount that would have been consumed during boil?

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You'd have a cloyingly sweet beer with hop aroma and absolutely no hop bitterness. The bittering charge is absolutely crucial to balance the malty sweetness.

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You'd have hop flavor but overall it would probably be pretty sweet with no bitterness. That being said, no I've never tried it. If I did, it would probably be on a 1 gal batch.
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+1 you need some
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Extremely bad idea. I made an IPA, left out just the aroma hops, and massively dry hopped it. Really disappointing. The aroma was very simple and lacked any depth or staying power. If you are looking for huge hop flavor/aroma without excessive bittering, you can double up on the bittering hops, but make the add at 25 minutes instead of 60.
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If my memory serves me right Brian Hunt from Moonlight Brewing talked about doing just that on an episode of the Sunday Session on the brewing network. I cannot remember what he said about it but here is the link.


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