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sluggerdog

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I was just wondering how long it usually takes for hops to mellow in flavour and change from the grassy smell/taste that the pellets are and into the flavour for the beer.

I ask because I used 15gms of SAAZ hops in a batch that has been in the bottle for 4 weeks now and although the flavour has mellowed a little in the last 2 weeks I can still taste that grassy flavour and it over powers the beer..

SO I ask when but I also mean IF the flavour will mellow and change when will it happen and how long should I wait before drinking to avoid this taste.

Thanx
 

AndrewQLD

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I had a similar problem with an A.G lager I made using 100% saaz hop plugs, Very grassy but after about 2 mths in the keg it was great. grassiness will disappear in time, just be patient.

Andrew
 

barfridge

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This pils on mine has been in the bottle for about 6 weeks now. It was a bit grassy, but is defintely getting better now :)

A bit of time cures most HB ails.
 

sluggerdog

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Thanx bar fridge, sounds like 2 months until it is gone..

Back to the waiting game
 

big d

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unfortunately due to the laws of drinking by the time you reckon it is spot on you will not have many left.it happens to me so often. :(
patience is a virtue which im lacking in. ;)


cheers
big d
 

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