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Hop choice for keg Dry Hopping

  • Cascade

  • Amarillo

  • Centinnial


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SAMPLER

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I recent broke the seal on a keg that I brewed about 6 weeks ago. The aroma is nonexistent and the flavor is too earthy and a bit spicier than my liking (this mainly due to Mt. Hood additions for bitterness and aroma.

I want to dry hop the keg to try and salvage it or at least be able to enjoy the brew that I spent some $$$ brewing and a half a day of my time. I'm sure this a great recipe for someone and probably most of my friends will like enjoy (most likely because its free to them).

Here is the recipe

Bottom of the Pale Ale

A ProMash Brewing Session - Recipe Details Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 19.69
Anticipated OG: 1.048 Plato: 11.93
Anticipated SRM: 9.0
Anticipated IBU: 29.5
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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71.1 14.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
10.2 2.00 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
10.2 2.00 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
7.6 1.50 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America 1.033 10
1.0 0.19 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 21.8 60 min.
1.00 oz. Willamette Pellet 5.00 5.7 30 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 1.9 15 min.

Yeast
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DCL Yeast US-05 SafAle American Dry Ale


Here are my choice for my dry hop addition (in the keg).
Cascade, Amarillo or Centennial.

What would you choose?

Cheers :mug:
 

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I'd start with 1/2 oz each of Cascade and Amarillo. Give it a week and hit it again if necessary.
 
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SAMPLER

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I'd start with 1/2 oz each of Cascade and Amarillo. Give it a week and hit it again if necessary.
I like this idea. I think I will start with 3/4 Amarillo and 1/2 Cascade. And if need be maybe the reverse in a week.

Thanks :mug:
 
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