I'm preparing to brew an American Amber (Highland Brewing Gaelic ale clone) and the recipe calls for Chinook, 60 min boil, and then cascade and Willamette added at the end of the boil and steeped for 2 minutes. It then says to strain out the hops... Will a 2 minute hop stand impart a significant hop presence?
It's not a particularly Hoppy beer at 32 IBU's so this may be correct. I've just never strained out the hops, I just toss them in at flameout and start my immersion chiller.
Any observations are greatly appreciated.