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Offline FLbrewer

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Hop addition question
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
OK, getting very excited about my first batch http://www.northernbrewer.com/documentation/beerkits/AmericanWheatBeer.pdf, limited choices with my brewing kit but from what I've read in the reviews this wheat beer is a bit hoppy.
Can I order additional hops through someone and add them into the recipe without completely screwing up my first beer? If so, I was looking here http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/DomesticHopPellets2012_s/1843.htm but don't see any indication on when to put the hops in the wort. Any suggestions to links that may show that?

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Re: Hop addition question
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 03:20:21 PM »
You sure can. I would pick am easy to get right style though. Like a stout or porter. But you really can do anything you want to.

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Re: Hop addition question
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 03:40:49 PM »
When to add the hops depends on what you want from them....bitterness, flavor, or aroma.  You might want to brew the kit as is while you do a little study.  One of the best resources around is www.howtobrew.com
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Re: Hop addition question
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 06:20:09 PM »
Yakima valley hops is a fantastic place to get hops. I know that is a bit off topic. I am just really happy with their prices and service.
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Re: Hop addition question
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 07:49:36 PM »
I'll second Denny. Brew it as is for now - give yourself to learn some more and then start tweaking things.

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