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Title: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: beerman59 on April 15, 2016, 05:04:07 PM
About a month ago I brewed a SMaSH AG beer. Used 10 lbs marris otter, .5 oz mosaic @60 and .5 @15 with
1 oz dry hopped in keg. After carbonation the first few pints were awesome, then not long after I started to lose aroma, is there anything I can do to get the aroma to last the entire keg?
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: BrodyR on April 15, 2016, 05:18:06 PM
About a month ago I brewed a SMaSH AG beer. Used 10 lbs marris otter, .5 oz mosaic @60 and .5 @15 with
1 oz dry hopped in keg. After carbonation the first few pints were awesome, then not long after I started to lose aroma, is there anything I can do to get the aroma to last the entire keg?

Be careful about oxygen and add more hops
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: kramerog on April 15, 2016, 05:23:29 PM
About a month ago I brewed a SMaSH AG beer. Used 10 lbs marris otter, .5 oz mosaic @60 and .5 @15 with
1 oz dry hopped in keg. After carbonation the first few pints were awesome, then not long after I started to lose aroma, is there anything I can do to get the aroma to last the entire keg?

Be careful about oxygen and add more hops
+1.  Initial beers are often the hoppiest as the initial beers usually contain the most yeast until you get to the bottom of the keg.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 15, 2016, 05:33:18 PM
+2.  That level of hopping is less than typically used in most APAs. For reference, I use 4-5 oz/5 gallons added in the whirlpool (post boil) for flavor and aroma, and also dry hop with 2.5-3 oz/5 gallons. It's on the hoppier end of APA but it's a ballpark reference. Also, agreed on reducing O2 contact. If you keg, purging kegs with CO2 before filling and also purging the headspace after closing the lid goes a long way to preserving hop aromas.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: toby on April 15, 2016, 05:46:28 PM
Keg hop.  Either a cleaned/sanitized fine mesh nylon bag or get some sort of screening for the dip tube.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 15, 2016, 05:48:12 PM
Keg hop.  Either a cleaned/sanitized fine mesh nylon bag or get some sort of screening for the dip tube.


Yep, should've mentioned that, too. I'm all about the keg hopping.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: beerman59 on April 15, 2016, 09:31:49 PM
Yes I used a 1 gal paint strainer with some marbles as weights.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: Hand of Dom on April 16, 2016, 08:47:42 PM
I can't believe nobody said drink quicker.
Title: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: jimmykx250 on April 17, 2016, 02:03:00 PM
I have experienced the same although some beers for whatever reason shelf better than others and the hop aroma lasts and some fade big time in a month. I haven't stepped to legging yet but that keg hopping seems like that would really give u a nose full. Almost like putting a pellet in each bottle.!


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Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: majorvices on April 17, 2016, 08:19:52 PM
Was the beer hazy when you dry hopped? Did it lose its aroma as it cleared?
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: brewinhard on April 17, 2016, 11:13:11 PM
You need more flavor/AROMA hops for sure.
Title: Re: Loss of hop aroma.
Post by: zwiller on April 18, 2016, 02:27:35 PM
This is life, but proper pH helps slow the reaction down too.