Hey new to brewing and i just tested my first attempt at a citra pale ale and it has seemingly no hop flavor or any sort of hop presence. I used an extra ounce of citra lupulin during the boil, and everyone i have talked to in person prior to testing the beer said be prepared for a hoppy beer along with 1 week in secondary dry hopping with mosaic. in total i added 4 ounces of hops to a 5 gallon brew, and the additional ounce in secondary with the hopes of creating a hoppy/dank beer. the additions were at 15, 30, 50, 58 minutes, and i let the wort ferment for 1 1/2 weeks, until when the fermentation stopped. i used 2 cans of LME, and steeped 1 lbs of mixed grains at the beginning of the boil also as i dont have the equipment yet to do anything else, and wasnt aware of DME at the time i purchased the ingredients.
the only things i think that couldve contributed towards this problem are:
- my father spilled some of the yeast as we went to add it (wyeast ale, i cant remember the exact strain, now realize the importance of taking notes)
-instead of adding both cans of LME at the beginning of the boil i added one then and one at 45 mins
-it could potentially just be the recipe
any input is much appreciated, thanks:D