Nugget SMaSH - hopping schedule recommendations?

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ThreeStrandsBrewing

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Hey, now -

I have a ton to Nugget hops sitting around which I've mainly used for bittering. I'd like to use them up and was planning to do a Nugget/Golden Promise SMaSH IPA....possibly using 1308 or US-05 as my yeast. In past, I've followed a hopping schedule where I did a small bittering charge and then was pretty heavy handed with low alpha hops at whirlpool and in the dry hop. Since these Nuggets are around 13%, and I've not really used them aside from bittering additions, what would you all recommend for a hopping schedule for a moderately hoppy, 5 gallon batch?
 

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Ive never been a big fan of, nor do I see the real benefit for bittering additions throughout the boil. Every once in a while I will if it works best for the beer, but typical I bitter up front and only at 60 mins.

So I would bitter at the start of the boil and then load up the whirlpool and dry hop with more nugget.
 

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I'm not quire certain what "moderately hoppy" means since that seems to be a pretty subjective descriptor. That being said, I'd just do what you would normally do for an IPA. possible example:

0.5 oz FWH
1.0 oz 10 min
1.0 oz 5 min
2 .0 oz whirlpool
2.0 oz DH

It's not right but it's not wrong. I wouldn't worry about them being 13%. If you are then use less or don't use them in the boil after the FWH like this:

0.5 FWH
3 oz Whirlpool
3 oz DH
 

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I just made a Nugget GP SMaSH that is what I would call moderately hoppy. This was my hopping schedule:

1oz @ 60
.5oz @ 10
1oz @ 5
2oz @ flameout
3oz dry hop
 
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It turned out fantastic!! I was way off on gravity, which made it a very sessionable beer. The grain bill was the Russian River Row 2 Hill 56 grain bill which worked fabulously. I thought the Nugget would be super pungent, but was surprised with how balanced, mild, and fruity this beer was. It didn't have the abrasive hop bitterness I thought it might -- just lots of good, juicy, aroma.
 
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