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I haven't bottle conditioned much for a long time. I dry keg hop IPAs fairly heavily (5 oz-ish) and haven't noticed much in terms of the beer getting progressively drier. OTOH these beers are best consumed young and often don't last more than a month. But they sometimes last 2+ months and I still can't say I've experienced it in a noticeable way. Anybody else? Maybe the effect seems noticeable quicker in the smaller volume of a bottle? Just thinking out loud.

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We covered this on EB a couple years ago.  It's based on a paper from 1939/41.  I'll post a link later.


I remembered the part about dry hopping having an influence on perceived bitterness, but I guess I missed this info. Pretty interesting.

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Ingredients / Hop-Derived Dextrin-Reducing Enzymes from Dry-Hopping? Wow.
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:14:44 PM »
Stan H's newest excellent hop e-newsletter has a reference to a hop research study that Allagash Brewing and Oregon State University presented at the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference. Came as a surprise to read. Heavy dry hoppers who also bottle condition should read. Pretty interesting:


 “With the increasing trend of greater dry-hopping rates, the impact hop compounds have on beer flavor and beer quality becomes more important, but it is not entirely understood. Experiments carried out at OSU suggest that residual enzymatic power of hops can be transferred to dry-hopped beer and, in turn, influence the composition of its fermentable and nonfermentable carbohydrates.” And, here’s one reason why such research is important: “The residual enzymatic activity of hops in beers containing active yeast may result in excessive build-up of CO2 in packaged beer, which represents a safety hazard, along with alcohol contents that are out of specification.” Brewers are in the results because such residual activity may create diacetyl in dry hopped beers."

Link to the study:    https://www.asbcnet.org/events/archives/2017ASBCMeeting/proceedings/Pages/35.aspx


Edited grammar

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Yeah I used to blend more hops for IPA in earlier years, assuming more varieties would unleash this cornucopia of aromas. Often 4, even 5 late/dry hop varieties. For the last few years I've been using 2 or 3 late/dry varieties total. Sometimes similar varieties for a specific character, some times differing varieties to get the citrus, fruity and pine (or floral) character all in one. Definitely agree too many varieties seems more generically 'hoppy' and even muddy sometimes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:44:06 PM »
Saison on gin barrels.


That sounds pretty damn tasty. Interesting idea.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Dry Hopping a Cream Ale
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:11:36 PM »
Dry hopped would make it more a blonde ale or pale APA and wouldn't do well in a comp (if that matters to you). Cream ale for me gets around 18 IBU at 60 mins and that's it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: N. C. Old Rasputin
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:49:58 PM »
1450 in hand! Next brew day is an English IPA and a double mashed Imperial Stout!


Man, 1450 is great in big stouts. You'll love it. It's all I'll use in my non-Irish stouts.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Posting pics from Photobucket
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:33:09 PM »
I use tappatalk. Anything from Imgur is blocked here at work, as they have adult subreddits, so I don't see that as a viable alternative to photobucket, cost aside.


I'm not blocked as of yet. If so I'll move on.
 

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Posting pics from Photobucket
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:23:55 PM »
Looks like PhotoBucket now wants a $400 a year upgrade to post pics here.  Is that right?  Is there a work-around.


Not to my knowledge. I switched over to imgur - no issues yet but who knows? They may follow Photobucket's lead some day. At which time I'll move again.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:17:53 PM »
Who is "he?" Now I want "his" hops!


His name is Ted Hausotter. He sells his hops on eBay. Be sure to verify him as the seller. Even his year old hops are very good. Ships quickly, too. Can't recommend enough.
I see he sells whole and pellet. Are both of equally exceptional quality? Does he choose lots before pelletizing?



I only use his pellets, so I can't speak to anything about the whole hops or process. Like Jim, I'd be amazed if they weren't excellent as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping.
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:55:28 PM »
I dry hop in the keg as well.  Two days at room temp and keep them in till the end.  I have never had grassy flavors.  Would like to hear a first hand account of someone who has, as I'm curious why it never happens to me.

I've never gotten grassy flavors, either, have gotten some excessively astringent bitterness sometimes. Anyone else had that from extended keg dry-hopping?

Not that I've noticed.


Same here

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 09, 2018, 06:28:07 PM »
Who is "he?" Now I want "his" hops!


His name is Ted Hausotter. He sells his hops on eBay. Be sure to verify him as the seller. Even his year old hops are very good. Ships quickly, too. Can't recommend enough.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:58:42 PM »
Does he have a extra special talent for selection then? You are the one that recommended him to me, and holy smokes has his stuff exceeded all expectations.


I think his nose/senses (or whatever) have to be ahead of the curve. Superb hops.

Well, he's a Grand Master +++ judge, so his senses are well trained.

Makes sense!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:15:03 PM »
Does he have a extra special talent for selection then? You are the one that recommended him to me, and holy smokes has his stuff exceeded all expectations.


I think his nose/senses (or whatever) have to be ahead of the curve. Superb hops.

have you tried his lager hop blend? He calls it edelweiss. I absolutely love it. the perfect amount of herbal, earth and spice


No I haven't but want to. I've tried his :  Azacca, Centennial, Cascade, Hallertau, Mt Hood, Citra, Simcoe, and maybe Crystal? All were absolutely stellar. I still love YVH for their broad selection and new/experimental stuff, but I keep buying more and more from him.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:43:38 PM »
Does he have a extra special talent for selection then? You are the one that recommended him to me, and holy smokes has his stuff exceeded all expectations.


I think his nose/senses (or whatever) have to be ahead of the curve. Superb hops.

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