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Offline hennesseystealth

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How to reduce bitterness from hops?
« on: October 26, 2022, 12:26:53 pm »
The recipe I am using calls for (2.5 gallon batch) 0.5oz German Tradition for 45 minutes, 0.25oz for 15, and 0.125oz at flame out. I find the flavor to be a touch bitter for what I am shooting for. Any suggestions on which area of hop addition would be best to reduced or eliminate to mellow out the final flavor?
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Re: How to reduce bitterness from hops?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2022, 01:21:50 pm »
You could reduce the 45 minute addition or move it to 30 minutes to get less bitterness.

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Re: How to reduce bitterness from hops?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2022, 04:03:24 pm »
You could reduce the 45 minute addition or move it to 30 minutes to get less bitterness.

Thanks. I was thinking that bitter came from the longer hop exposure and that the flame out add was for volatile oils, which is more aroma. Thanks for the confirmation.