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Offline john f

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How much hop scrubbing does fermentation do?
« on: June 21, 2012, 05:38:56 PM »
I've got an IPA with some late addition hopping fermenting right now and it smells like a 22 megaton hop bomb has blown up in my apartment.  8)

I'm really digging it but I can't help but feel like that aroma is getting blown off at a pretty good clip.

How much better is dry hopping vs late hopping for aroma and taste in the finished beer? I like doing the late addition thing and like I said my place smells awesome but how do you feel in general about fermentation stripping out/blowing off hop aroma vs dry hopping?

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Re: How much hop scrubbing does fermentation do?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 06:16:23 PM »
How much better is dry hopping vs late hopping for aroma and taste in the finished beer? I like doing the late addition thing and like I said my place smells awesome but how do you feel in general about fermentation stripping out/blowing off hop aroma vs dry hopping?

In my experience, dry hopped brews do retain more of the hop aroma than late hopped
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Re: How much hop scrubbing does fermentation do?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 07:31:19 PM »
IMHO all IPAs should be dry hopped.  But, then again that is just my opinion.

My dry hop regimine in hoppy beers generally reflects and builds upon my late hops, i.e. I dry hop with the same hops I hop burst or late hop with.  I feel it gives kind of a layering effect.