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Offline weithman5

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Re: Are 30 minute hops worth it?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2012, 11:07:56 AM »
-1 All the way

You don't make beer because you enjoy it? Or you don't enjoy the beer you make?

i make beer because i enjoy making it.  i enjoy hoping i will enjoy drinking it.  :o
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Re: Are 30 minute hops worth it?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2012, 01:15:41 PM »
I have been doin my Cream Ale with no hops in the boil. All go in at flameout with a long whirlpool. Of course I am doing it wrong and there should be no bitterness acording to some.

Works for Pelican, huh?

Inspired by Kiwanda Cream Ale for sure!

I'm not much of a cream ale fan, but I love that one.
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Re: Are 30 minute hops worth it?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2012, 02:06:21 PM »
-1 All the way

You don't make beer because you enjoy it? Or you don't enjoy the beer you make?

I make beer because I really really like beer. No one has more potential to make a beer I will enjoy more than I do. Making the most enjoyable beer I can is my drive.

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Re: Are 30 minute hops worth it?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2012, 02:18:33 PM »
I think there's flavor infused through a 30min hop addition, but most if not all of the volatile oils that aide in aroma are boiled off.  I think the aroma/flavor ratio decreases as the amount of time the hops are exposed to the boiling wort increases. In other words, hop aroma increases and hop flavor decreases as the hops spend less time in the boiling wort and visa-versa.

I also think a very strong dank hop aroma can enhance the perceived intensity of hop flavor. This is the aroma that can be achieved by large flame out and dry hop additions.

Of course, this is not reasonably scientific but based on my experiences.
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