Coodgee,Coodgee said:Just wondering the difference is if cascade hops are boiled for 80-90 minutes rather than 60 minutes? Is there a difference to the bitterness and/or taste of the beer?
Sign of a job well done and congrats. It won't be your last!Coodgee said:man there were piles of grain everywhere! I'll tell everyone about it soon.. right now I was just stressing cos I gave my hops an extra boil!
The reason Cascade is such a poor bittering hop is the cohumulone % . It is not all that different to the famed PoR.neonmeate said:i also find that with a 100% cascade beer it gets a bit acidic and rough. the catpiss flavour really starts to stack up. also dryhopping with it can go grassy quick. better kept just for aroma.
try amarillo instead for a more mellow and friendly citrussy yankhop.
Did you add the hops in the order you listed them? If so it is conventional to give the time wrt the end of the boil, like a rocket launch. The beer police are on their way this very minute to arrest you.65 grams 5.7% AA cascade at 0 min
15 grams at 75min
15 grams at 88 min
5 grams at 90 min
I always use a pantyhose (fart-free) with the legs cut off. These pantyhose are not my own (No smart-arse replies please), but create an effective filter if sterilised & held in place over the fermenter mouth using a bit of bicycle tube as a big rubber band. A little hot water added afterwards helps to get all the bitterness out. Squeeze the last of the liquid out of the pantyhose with tongs or something else out of the kitchen draw.Pedro said:All of the flavour / bitterness from the hops is already in the wort. A little bit of the break material (technical name for the crap at the bottom of the kettle) is beneficial for fermenting, but generally you try and leave it behind.