Frak!!! Missed my first full hop addition to boil. Can I do anything now?

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I made the mistake of using only 1/2 the amount of hops needed for the 60 minute addition to my amber ale. I was suppose to use 2 oz of Cascade but now find that I only added in 1 oz. The beer has been cooled and placed in the fermentor with yeast for about 2 hours.

Anything I can do at this point? I was thinking of just doing a stove top boil with some DME and the missing 1 oz Cascade for 60 minutes. Rapid cool this down and then add this back into the bucket.

Any recommendations...?
 

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boil half an ounce of cascade in two quarts of water for an hour (smaller amount because since there are no other sugars or anything in there you'll get a higher utilization) and then pour that into the fermenter. RDWHAHB
 
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boil half an ounce of cascade in two quarts of water for an hour (smaller amount because since there are no other sugars or anything in there you'll get a higher utilization) and then pour that into the fermenter. RDWHAHB
Thanks for the advice on the reduced amount of Cascade to use in the boil. I already have a 3 day dry hop period scheduled for this brew so I didn't think about extending it.
 

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seven to ten days is usually how long i dry hop for. shorter dry hops don't add nearly enough aroma for my liking
 

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Do the Hops Tea as described by edb23. Thats the normal way to fix this.
 
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I was not sure of how extending the dry hop period would affect the bittering aspects of the 1 oz of Cascade at the start of the boil. I don't have a lot of experience with dry hopping so i was more under the impression that it was used for more aroma affects and not for bittering. Thus, in my mistake earlier today I learned something new.
 

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just dump it in. also, dry hopping does nothing for bittering, you're right that it's just for aroma. drop the hops in and let them sit a week to ten days. a week is really the minimum time that most people use.
 

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I was also wondering how long on the dry hopping and worried about grassiness. I' dry hopping pellets for the first to
E and wasn't told how long to do so. Don't mean to butt in on the original poster but it saves the step of a repeat thread
 
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You are not "butting in" at all. Glad to know others out there have some of the same questions. I wonder if the time for dry hopping depends on the amount/type/style of hops being used.
 

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usually any time under fourteen days and you don't have to worry about grassy notes. doesn't really matter the type of hops from my experience.
 
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