So, as the lamb slowly cooks to a smokey 140* of grass fed perfection I decided to keg 20 gallons of my go to kolsch which has been conditioning @ 40* in the fermentor the past 30 days. I changed my usual hops for Mandarina Bavarian. I have used this hop for a few beers recently and thought my kolsch would taste good with it.
With that being stated, I added 1oz of MB to a 5 gal keg to see what happens using it as a dry hop. I know, kolsch really shouldn't be dry hopped but (yes/no?) hey, I'll try it!
Does anyone have any thoughts/experience using MB for dry hopping?
Ok, I dry hopped with 1oz of MB @10.10%AA for 31 days
I used 2.35oz of the same @60mins. for a total IBU of 22.
I also dropped in 1oz@Whirlpool <180*
20 gallon batch.
I am perceiving a slight bitterness that is not present on the other kegs of Kolsch beer, same batch but not dry hopped.
I'm also using a keg hop stopper/blocker
Overall I am happy with the taste and aroma although the aroma dissipates rather quickly.
For you guys that have used MB for dry hopping, did you have any negative reactions?