« on: March 30, 2017, 07:46:02 PM »
For my IIPA I added all my flavor and aroma hops at 175 this year and WP for 60 minutes and it turned out fantastic. Cut back on my dry hop additions
What did you do for bittering with whirlpool additions like that? What did you target for a bittering addition?
Can't speak for Keith but, since I do something similar for hoppy American beers, I'll tell you what I do. I add my target IBU as a 60 minute addition - if I want 42 IBU in an APA, then I add 42 IBU of my bittering hop at 60. If I want 70 IBU for an AIPA, I add 70 IBU @ 60. Then add all the late hops I'd have added to the boil in a 175-170F stand/whirlpool. Thing is, provided you whirlpool after cooling to below 190ish ( as said, I like 175-170F), you won't pick up much or any noticeable bitterness from the whirlpool. I like being able to control the bitterness while getting better flavor/aroma IMO. Give it a try, it makes a damn good beer!