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How Many Hops are too Many?
« on: March 08, 2016, 11:08:57 PM »
This was a fun one to do - I blog about an IPA with a full pound of hops.

I'm beginning to think that there is no answer to the question...

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 11:14:38 PM »
This was a fun one to do - I blog about an IPA with a full pound of hops.

I'm beginning to think that there is no answer to the question...



Disclosure - that's a pretty routine AIPA for me and a few others here. I brew a lot of subtle styles as well, but IPA gets a lot of hops for me.   ;D
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 11:45:07 PM »
That question is going to take some serious meditation.  All the Ultimate Questions do.
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 11:50:22 PM »
Well, a pound isn't too much. I'm with Jon... That's pretty routine. I just weighed out 30 ounces for a 10 gallon batch.

Keep pushing the limits!
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 12:00:08 AM »
I've done a pound.

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 12:06:02 AM »
Isn't there a monastery in the Himalayas that will answer that question if you come on foot?

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 12:13:32 AM »
My IPA gets a pound total after dry hop
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 12:18:54 AM »
Isn't there a monastery in the Himalayas that will answer that question if you come on foot?


Maybe. You'll have to meditate until the answer comes to you. When you smell the aroma of Centennial for no reason, you're getting close.  ;)
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 01:51:47 AM »
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 04:00:52 AM »
A pound per gallon is too much. I've tried it with both whole cones and pellets.

http://hopwhisperer.blogspot.com/2014/04/yep-too-much-hops.html

I routinely use a pound of hops in a 3 gallon batch of IPA. So the answer to your question is somewhere between 5 and 16 oz/gallon.

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 04:22:06 AM »
Entertaining article. I'm brewing an IPA this week that has 10 oz of hops, which is the most that I've brewed with yet. I have the ability to step it up and now I feel a little inspired.

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 05:33:55 AM »
lol @ a pound per gallon. 

10 ounces?  Sweet.  I won't say that "MOAR HOPS" is the only answer... but for IPAs, it's a darned good one.

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 07:08:37 AM »
Just for kicks I converted my current pale ales from grams to ounces to see where I'm at. 13+ ounces in 6 gallon batch. Seems reasonable. I'm dry hopping these just for fun. Normally I don't

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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 02:38:19 PM »
yeah - 2# in a 10 gal DIPA is not uncommon for me.
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Re: How Many Hops are too Many?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 03:56:34 PM »
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