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Bitter as f@#k!

Discussion in 'Hops' started by TowelBoy2013, 12/9/19.

 

  1. TowelBoy2013

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    Posted 12/9/19
    Having recently finally obtained a reliable means of temperature control, I thought I'd throw down a quick Coopers K&K to see how the system would run. Good news is, it runs like a dream. Holds the temperature within +/- a degree. Unfortunantly the bad news is i chucked in some hops after 7 days and will CC for 5 days. Took a sample after Day 9 and holy shit is it bitter! eye-wateringly so...if thats a word. Now, i have had this problem before and after a few weeks the bitterness has subsided significantly. Umm, and yes i must add that the hops have been sitting in the fridge for over 5 years! So i'm just putting it down to old hops and fingers crossed the bitterness mellows. Be keen to know if anyone else has used hops this old and what was the resulting taste. cheers.
     
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    Posted 19/9/19 at 11:19 AM
    one things for sure , there wouldn’t have been any of the nice aromas that one actually wants from dry hopping, what kind of hops were they?
     
  3. hoppy2B

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    Posted 20/9/19 at 4:21 AM
    If TowelBoy could define "chucked in" it would be helpful. Does that mean dry hopped or hop tea?

    I would recommend some gelatin to help drop any floating hop particles out.
     

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