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Offline flbrewer

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Hop experts wanted...
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:18:28 AM »
So tonight I tested and sampled the below extract recipe. It's been 2 weeks in primary and I've just added another 3 oz of secondary hop pellets. It tasted fine, nothing off, but not something I would say is remarkable. Would the below secondary hops (considering the amount) change the flavor a lot?
Boil (1 oz. each of Warrior, Amarillo, Citra)
Secondary hops (1 oz. each of Ahtanum, Amarillo, Simcoe)


http://www.midwestsupplies.com/media/downloads/524/Ferocious%20Instructions.pdf

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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 01:20:11 AM »
the dryhops will change the beer quite a bit.  give it a full week and report back;)

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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 01:36:32 AM »
The beer itself will probably taste better a week or two from now. And three oz of dry hops should add a lot of aroma.
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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 05:09:24 AM »
Dry hops will make for a marked increase in aroma, and some flavor contribution as well. It will be well worth the wait.

And carbonation, plus the proper pour in the proper glass will make a huge impact as well - possibly more so for a dry-hopped IPA than any other style.

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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 02:31:57 PM »

 the proper pour in the proper glass will make a huge impact as well - possibly more so for a dry-hopped IPA than any other style.



+1.  I use a tulip glass for IPAs (and most styles) now. Really intensifies the aromas.
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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 06:58:30 PM »

 the proper pour in the proper glass will make a huge impact as well - possibly more so for a dry-hopped IPA than any other style.



+1.  I use a tulip glass for IPAs (and most styles) now. Really intensifies the aromas.

+2 I used to use tulip glasses for IPAs until I got those new crystal IPA glasses designed by SN and Dogfish Head for Christmas..... I highly recommend spending the money on these gems!
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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 07:22:50 PM »

 the proper pour in the proper glass will make a huge impact as well - possibly more so for a dry-hopped IPA than any other style.



+1.  I use a tulip glass for IPAs (and most styles) now. Really intensifies the aromas.

+2 I used to use tulip glasses for IPAs until I got those new crystal IPA glasses designed by SN and Dogfish Head for Christmas..... I highly recommend spending the money on these gems!

I've got some of those too, Frank. I really like them. I guess the theme is the narrow mouth glass that intensifies aromas. Definitely makes a difference.
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Re: Hop experts wanted...
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 10:12:41 PM »

 the proper pour in the proper glass will make a huge impact as well - possibly more so for a dry-hopped IPA than any other style.



+1.  I use a tulip glass for IPAs (and most styles) now. Really intensifies the aromas.

+2 I used to use tulip glasses for IPAs until I got those new crystal IPA glasses designed by SN and Dogfish Head for Christmas..... I highly recommend spending the money on these gems!

I've got some of those too, Frank. I really like them. I guess the theme is the narrow mouth glass that intensifies aromas. Definitely makes a difference.

I think the combination of the narrow opening and the extra "head" space work together to intensify the aroma. I pour pretty hard into them and pretty much fill the glass completely with a large hoppy head. Pretty much the same deal with a large tulip glass.
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