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best addition time for hop flavor
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:39:14 AM »
I know this is pretty subjective. What time addition do you think imparts the most hop flavor? For some reason I have always gone with 20 minutes as my main flavor addition. I guess this relates to beer with relatively few hop additions altogether.

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Re: best addition time for hop flavor
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 10:56:38 AM »
I've always done 15-0 minutes for flavor. I've started pushing more of my hops out to 0 minutes for a nice flavor addition.
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Re: best addition time for hop flavor
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 11:56:51 AM »
zero with a 20 minute steep/WP at about 180F

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Re: best addition time for hop flavor
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 11:57:56 AM »
I've always done 15-0 minutes for flavor. I've started pushing more of my hops out to 0 minutes for a nice flavor addition.
+1.  Not to mention the obvious FWH, hopstand, and dry options.
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Re: best addition time for hop flavor
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 12:11:00 PM »
I was always getting plenty of aroma (mainly from my dry hops), but I didn't get hop flavor to the levels i wanted until I started doing FWH and hop stands. Now my hoppy beers use FWH and 0 minute additions almost exclusively, with the occasional 60-minute addition when I want a bit of a sharper bitterness. I hop stand anywhere from 30-90 minutes. If I don't want too much additional bitterness from the hop stand I'll chill to about 180F then start the stand.
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Re: best addition time for hop flavor
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 12:43:14 PM »
Thanks everyone. Didn't realize so much flavor was extracted from FWH and hop stands. I guess I can keep with my planned additions at 10, 5, 0, and DH. I thought maybe an ealier addition at 20 might add more hop flavor.