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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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How much hops?
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:52:56 PM »
I'm doing a 5 gal batch of SWEET Stout and I prefer malt forward (less bitterness) than most people would. 

My OG is 1.045 and I'm planning on using  1 oz. of cascade for 60 minutes.  According to my calculations this should provide 22.5 IBUs. which I think would be appropriate for Sweet stout and my tastebuds.

Comments please.
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Re: How much hops?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2014, 02:07:09 PM »
I'm doing a 5 gal batch of SWEET Stout and I prefer malt forward (less bitterness) than most people would. 

My OG is 1.045 and I'm planning on using  1 oz. of cascade for 60 minutes.  According to my calculations this should provide 22.5 IBUs. which I think would be appropriate for Sweet stout and my tastebuds.

Comments please.

Style guidelines are IIRC 20-40 for sweet stout. I shoot for 30 or a little over to have a little better balance. It'll still be sweet stout, just not AS sweet. I don't normally use Cascade for bittering but for an IBU addition this small it'd be fine. Good luck !
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Re: How much hops?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 04:38:36 PM »
I'm doing a 5 gal batch of SWEET Stout and I prefer malt forward (less bitterness) than most people would. 

My OG is 1.045 and I'm planning on using  1 oz. of cascade for 60 minutes.  According to my calculations this should provide 22.5 IBUs. which I think would be appropriate for Sweet stout and my tastebuds.

Comments please.

Style guidelines are IIRC 20-40 for sweet stout. I shoot for 30 or a little over to have a little better balance. It'll still be sweet stout, just not AS sweet. I don't normally use Cascade for bittering but for an IBU addition this small it'd be fine. Good luck !

+1 I like to bitter my stouts with nugget. IMO nugget meshes very well with a malt forward beer.
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Re: How much hops?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 04:51:42 PM »
+1 for nugget in stouts. clean, high alpha, and practically useless inside of 30 minutes.

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Re: How much hops?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 01:29:52 AM »
+1 for nugget in stouts. clean, high alpha, and practically useless inside of 30 minutes.

+2 on nugget. or magnum...
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Re: How much hops?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 12:38:13 AM »
I'm doing a 5 gal batch of SWEET Stout and I prefer malt forward (less bitterness) than most people would. 

My OG is 1.045 and I'm planning on using  1 oz. of cascade for 60 minutes.  According to my calculations this should provide 22.5 IBUs. which I think would be appropriate for Sweet stout and my tastebuds.

Comments please.

Several years ago I brewed a sweet stout with 30 IBUs of cascade just to see how it would work: it worked very well, better than I expected.
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