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Title: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: David on July 22, 2017, 12:48:24 AM
This recipe (for 10 gallons) was posted on the HomebrewersAssociation.org website (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/melvin-brewing-homebrewers-hop-bomb/).   

I'm wondering if there has been a typo.   13 oz each of Mosaic, Centennial and Galaxy dry hops?   That sounds like a disproportionately large amount.  Can anyone please clarify?


For 10 gallons
27.5 lb 2-row malt
1.7 lb Carapils malt
1.7 lb honey malt (or Crystal 15L/20L)
1.75 oz Mosaic/Simcoe hops (FWH)
1.00 oz Columbus hops (20 min)
0.4 oz Centennial hops (20 min)
3.5 oz Mosaic hops (whirlpool)
3.5 oz Centennial hops (whirlpool)
3.5 oz Galaxy hops (whirlpool)
13 oz Mosaic hops (dry)
13 oz Centennial hops (dry)
13 oz Galaxy hops (dry)
California Ale yeast
SPECIFICATIONS
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: 69franx on July 22, 2017, 01:07:05 AM
Looks more than a little crazy, but definitely a hop bomb. I would guess 1.3 oz each, but then that's not much for a bomb. I regularly use 16 oz total for 6 gallons of my house IPA, but that's almost triple my usage

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Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: dbeechum on July 22, 2017, 02:30:11 AM
The GC asked about this when it was posted. AHA staff confirmed - that's not a typo.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: 69franx on July 22, 2017, 03:11:15 AM
Different strokes for different folks. Almost 2.5# dry hops for 10 gallon. I'd taste it, but I would not brew it

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Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: reverseapachemaster on July 22, 2017, 04:33:43 AM
Is it served as a salad?
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: gman23 on July 22, 2017, 04:44:55 AM
Great beer but I can't imagine that is accurate. Those recipe always leave me questioning especially when the stats aren't the same. Lefthand milk stout recipe is 7% ABV when the actual beer is 6.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: erockrph on July 22, 2017, 02:25:17 PM
Even I think that is too much dry hops lol

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Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 22, 2017, 02:41:16 PM
Even I think that is too much dry hops lol

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I agree. And that's saying something. Have to assume a typo. A good strategy IMO would be to bump the whirlpool additions to 6 oz each and drop the dry amounts to 4 oz each (equating to 9 oz whirlpool and 6 oz dry per 5 gallons - still a very hoppy beer). As written, crazy. :)
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 22, 2017, 03:10:30 PM
Roughly 7.25 lbs of dry hops per barrel.

Melvin responded, "that is how it should look".

I have read that some breweries are using 4-5 lbs per barrel in their NEIPA. This is on another level. They are going to lose a lot of product to absorption. Those are expensive hops too, so do they distribute this (never had a Melvin beer)?
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 22, 2017, 03:15:20 PM
Roughly 7.25 lbs of dry hops per barrel.

Melvin responded, "that is how it should look".

I have read that some breweries are using 4-5 lbs per barrel in their NEIPA. This is on another level. They are going to lose a lot of product to absorption. Those are expensive hops too, so do they distribute this (never had a Melvin beer)?


Wow.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: Visor on July 22, 2017, 03:33:55 PM
   If you've never had a Melvin IPA, or their 2x4 DIPA, you owe it to yourself to do so. I had a couple of the "regular" Melvin's last night, even at more than 4 lbs. of hops for 10 gallons, they aren't over-hopped. To my tastes, Melvin really nails it in the area of IPA's, but they make some really killer beers in other categories.
    I was fortunate enough last year to be in Alpine the day they had the grand opening of their taproom, I was even more fortunate in that I had a designated driver that day ;).
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: Visor on July 22, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
Roughly 7.25 lbs of dry hops per barrel.

Melvin responded, "that is how it should look".

I have read that some breweries are using 4-5 lbs per barrel in their NEIPA. This is on another level. They are going to lose a lot of product to absorption. Those are expensive hops too, so do they distribute this (never had a Melvin beer)?
   They do, but I'm not sure how widely it's distributed at this point. I've seen it on the shelves in Denver. Here in BFE it's $14 for a four pack, but it is expensive to make. I have heard they are in the process of opening another brewery in Washington State, can't say how accurate that scuttlebutt is though.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: gman23 on July 22, 2017, 04:11:03 PM
It's everywhere here in Denver and it is very good but still not worth the price to me. I don't consider it to be much different from a lot of new school IPAs but that's just me. My buddies love the stuff but prefer the MPA
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 22, 2017, 06:17:54 PM
It's everywhere here in Denver and it is very good but still not worth the price to me. I don't consider it to be much different from a lot of new school IPAs but that's just me. My buddies love the stuff but prefer the MPA


I'd like to try one. I don't doubt it's good but IMO there is a threshold of diminishing returns  on quantity, while losing more and more beer/wort to absorption. I wonder if anybody cpuld tell the difference if he used 1/2 - 2/3 of the late and dry hops. Maybe, maybe not.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: Visor on July 22, 2017, 10:29:15 PM
It's everywhere here in Denver and it is very good but still not worth the price to me. I don't consider it to be much different from a lot of new school IPAs but that's just me. My buddies love the stuff but prefer the MPA


I'd like to try one. I don't doubt it's good but IMO there is a threshold of diminishing returns  on quantity, while losing more and more beer/wort to absorption. I wonder if anybody cpuld tell the difference if he used 1/2 - 2/3 of the late and dry hops. Maybe, maybe not.
   At almost $4 a can I won't buy it in a liquor store either, but I will splurge on a couple of $5.50 fresh poured pints on Friday night.
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: duncan on July 28, 2017, 09:33:18 PM
Duncan here. I helped collect the recipes for the 50 clone recipes post. Myself and a few other AHA staffers did a double take at the hop additions, too, so I reached out to Melvin and they confirmed that this is indeed the hop monster they intended!  :P
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: gman23 on July 28, 2017, 09:38:52 PM
It's everywhere here in Denver and it is very good but still not worth the price to me. I don't consider it to be much different from a lot of new school IPAs but that's just me. My buddies love the stuff but prefer the MPA


I'd like to try one. I don't doubt it's good but IMO there is a threshold of diminishing returns  on quantity, while losing more and more beer/wort to absorption. I wonder if anybody cpuld tell the difference if he used 1/2 - 2/3 of the late and dry hops. Maybe, maybe not.

That's my thought as well. I am surprised that it is not more expensive. Again, it is a great IPA but I think they could save some money on hops and no one would be the wiser...
Title: Re: Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb
Post by: David on August 16, 2017, 12:13:37 AM
Well, I made a 5 gal batch of this beer.  Put nearly 22 oz of dry hops into it.  In the end, it was okay...good even, but not nearly as good as the “Sandy” American IPA, which is listed as the 2016 winner of the HomeBrewCompetition, and which uses a whole lot less hops--read cheaper and IMO, better beer.   My assessment, all those hops don't prove to be worth it :(.   Brew on!