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fergi

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just wondering ,i am planning on doing another pale ale tomorrow using 1.5 kg of liquid malt,40gr p.o.r in boil for 50 mins with 9 litres of water,then add another 1.5 liquid malt and top to 22 litres .last time i dry hopped with goldings with two handfulls in secondry but someone has suggested that dry hopping gives the beer a bit of harshness,any ideas on this and if i should boil the goldings seperate and add the juice to secondry,the last batch was very nice but maybe a bit too hoppy.
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fergi said:
just wondering ,i am planning on doing another pale ale tomorrow using 1.5 kg of liquid malt,40gr p.o.r in boil for 50 mins with 9 litres of water,then add another 1.5 liquid malt and top to 22 litres .last time i dry hopped with goldings with two handfulls in secondry but someone has suggested that dry hopping gives the beer a bit of harshness,any ideas on this and if i should boil the goldings seperate and add the juice to secondry,the last batch was very nice but maybe a bit too hoppy.
cheers
fergi
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Fergi,

Plugs or flowers, you'll be fine - Add 1g per litre if you haven't dry hopped before...
Dry hopped Goldings are great - no boiling (that's not dry hopping) - just throw loose in the secondary - They will sink to the bottom when you CC...
 

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I Dry hopped with some pellets I place in a hop bag in a a Fullers ESB clone with Goldings , the beer has the best head i have ever seen , it is a bit of an aquired taste and if i drink it first every other beer seems a bit lacking so I drink it last .
I was a unsure about hoppy beer as I thought VB was bitter , but even with a high hoppping schedule my brews they never leave that burning sensation on my stomach which often had me reaching for the Rennieslike VB . God knows what they put in their beer to make it bitter, I cant believe its hops .

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Pumpy said:
. God knows what they put in their beer to make it bitter, I cant believe its hops .

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Its hop extract (isomerised) I'm told.

You can'tbeat real hop bite, its a all in the finish on the tounge :excl:
Real bitterness without the metallic twang.
 

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ok thanks for replys guys,i guess one concern ross of weighing out my dry hops is that the scales i am using are not that accurate,they are mechanical small kitchen scales,i might go over to the local post office and see if they can weigh them for me
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fergi
when i dry hop with plugs it usually works out at 3 plugs in the secondary .i get a nice aroma ,and it dose not over hop the brew and keeps it ballanced quite well .what do you think ross.

i always use 500 mls of boiling water to brack the hops up in the fermentor and slosh about abit takes about a minute but you will smell the transition from a grassy smell to an aromatic smell after a minute or two then i would add the primary to the secondary leave at primary temp for 5 days under airlock then refridgerate for a few weeks to clear.
thats what i was shown buy GMK and it works very well.

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fergi said:
ok thanks for replys guys,i guess one concern ross of weighing out my dry hops is that the scales i am using are not that accurate,they are mechanical small kitchen scales,i might go over to the local post office and see if they can weigh them for me
cheers
fergi
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fergi,

If plugs, approx 13 gms each just add 2 or 3.
 

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delboy said:
fergi
when i dry hop with plugs it usually works out at 3 plugs in the secondary .i get a nice aroma ,and it dose not over hop the brew and keeps it ballanced quite well .what do you think ross.

i always use 500 mls of boiling water to brack the hops up in the fermentor and slosh about abit takes about a minute but you will smell the transition from a grassy smell to an aromatic smell after a minute or two then i would add the primary to the secondary leave at primary temp for 5 days under airlock then refridgerate for a few weeks to clear.
thats what i was shown buy GMK and it works very well.

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True dry hopping, you should not be plunging in hot water first - just throw them whole into the secondary, they'll break up fine on there own - the more you handle them, the more chance of passing bacteria from your fingers...
 

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so ross you dont use any hot water to break um up in first to release more of the oils ?
oh well i will try you way next to see what happens
del
 

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delboy said:
so ross you dont use any hot water to break um up in first to release more of the oils ?
oh well i will try you way next to see what happens
del
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If you are DRY HOPPING, absolutley not.... :)
 

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I guess my method with the boiling water first for a couple of minutes must/should be called...

........."Wet & Dry Hopping" :rolleyes: :super:
 

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GMK said:
I guess my method with the boiling water first for a couple of minutes must/should be called...

........."Wet & Dry Hopping" :rolleyes: :super:
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Nothing wrong with adding steeped hops - just shouldn't be called dry hopping :)
 

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