Quantcast

How much does dry hopping effect your brew

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

Rod

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/5/03
Messages
708
Reaction score
41
Been making brew for a while now

some brews require dry hopping

the brew today a Saison

had 60g for a 60 minute boil

20g at 30 minutes

20g dry hop

how keen would the palette or nose have to be to pick up the dry hop

I am thinking the dry hop is for aroma

do not often sniff the glass , except in a new brew or batch

after the 1st glass in a couple , never
 

Nick JD

Blah Blah Blah
Joined
4/11/08
Messages
7,322
Reaction score
453
Why would you dry hop a Saison?

And why do you write enigmatically like you're composing a poem?
 

Spiesy

Illmatic
Joined
28/12/11
Messages
3,274
Reaction score
1,124
Location
Melbourne
smart phone?

Anyway, I think grams per litre, is a better way of describing dry hopping... different beers and different hops will have different requirements of g/l - some beers require none.

I've found with most of my APA's, that I really need to be doing 2g/l (in general) to be getting the aroma I'm after.
 

Spiesy

Illmatic
Joined
28/12/11
Messages
3,274
Reaction score
1,124
Location
Melbourne
And yes, the dry hop is for aroma - although aroma can influence the flavour, and even perceived bitterness, to a lesser extent.
 

mwd

Awful Ale Apprentice
Joined
25/7/08
Messages
2,513
Reaction score
83
I have dry hopped a few brews with varying success sometimes get a little aroma or sometimes none at all. I think it depends on the type of hop you are using.

I love the hop aroma when you open a bottle of Ballast Point Bigeye IPA I have to take a sniff before each mouthful from the glass.
 

manticle

Standing up for the Aussie Bottler
Joined
27/9/08
Messages
25,707
Reaction score
6,120
Location
Glenorchy, TAS
I think historically some saisons have been dry hopped but the practice isn't followed commercially much anymore, certainly not in Belgium. Dupont used to according to Markowski.

Personally I wouldn't but there is precedent and it is his beer.
 

Rod

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/5/03
Messages
708
Reaction score
41
Nick JD said:
Why would you dry hop a Saison?

And why do you write enigmatically like you're composing a poem?
I think historically Saison have been dry hopped as quoted above , my recipe was from a brew called farmhouse beer , forget where I got it from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saison
 

Nick JD

Blah Blah Blah
Joined
4/11/08
Messages
7,322
Reaction score
453
Rod said:
I think historically Saison have been dry hopped as quoted above , my recipe was from a brew called farmhouse beer , forget where I got it from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saison
Why are you asking for opinions if you already have your mind made up?

Dry hop it then.
 

Parks

wort jockey
Joined
24/9/07
Messages
1,929
Reaction score
658
Spiesy said:
And yes, the dry hop is for aroma - although aroma can influence the flavour, and even perceived bitterness, to a lesser extent.
I used to think it was just for aroma but the amount of awesome resinous bitterness I get from some dry hopping is amazing.
 

Rod

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/5/03
Messages
708
Reaction score
41
Been making brew for a while now


some brews require dry hopping

how keen would the palette or nose have to be to pick up the dry hop

I am thinking the dry hop is for aroma

do not often sniff the glass , except in a new brew or batch

after the 1st glass in a couple , never


Some one is having difficulty with my post

so I have removed the back ground to make it simple

ie what is the major effect from dry hopping against normal hop additions
 

Diesel80

Well-Known Member
Joined
4/8/11
Messages
790
Reaction score
154
Location
Perth, WA
Rod,
that question regarding keen'ness of palette or nose sensitivity is really a "how long is a piece of string?" question and will be difficult to answer.

Your results and findings say would be different to mine.

Cheers,
D80
 

Rod

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/5/03
Messages
708
Reaction score
41
Thank you

time for a beer
 

Nick JD

Blah Blah Blah
Joined
4/11/08
Messages
7,322
Reaction score
453
A Saison is a yeast ester-driven beer. They are very fruity, and that fruitiness doesn't come from hops.

Putting hops over that estery fruitiness is not common with estery beers (notably the belgians and the euro wheats) these types of beers are usually hopped only for enough bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.

So hopping a Saison, even if it is a historic practice, is probably not the best beer to acertain whether your nose or palette is capable of discerning a dry hop.

I would say in a pale ale, you'd be hard-pressed to not notice 1g/L of dry hops. In a Saison, if you are unfamiliar with the style, you might well be tasting pear esters rather than say, EKG's floral attributes.
 

Bribie G

Adjunct Professor
Joined
9/6/08
Messages
19,838
Reaction score
4,393
I have never made a Saison

However I do dry hop on occasion

Especially with UK style Ales

They are often dry hopped in the cask

But the aroma does tend to fade

Which is no problem because cask ales

Are expected to be drunk young

I particularly notice it will fade

When I dry hop with Cascade

with most that I have made

but the hops, I find still aid

if drunk quite young, comrade.
 

hsb

Worth waiting for
Joined
6/7/10
Messages
1,100
Reaction score
49
Now there's been a fuss
I'm reaching for Columbus

I'll throw it in
For an easy win

My A.I.P.A.
I hope will say

Oh my oh my
Aroma ooh I'd rather
 

Rowy

Drinker of Kegs, Slayer of Fish & Ruiner of Good F
Joined
3/10/11
Messages
1,790
Reaction score
227
There was a man from Graystanes
Who had Saison flowing in his veins

To dry hop or not
Was his worrying lot

But old Nick said he wasn't using his brains
 

Bribie G

Adjunct Professor
Joined
9/6/08
Messages
19,838
Reaction score
4,393
quote: good chats

among brats

but no spats

and that's

something rhyming with the above
 

Rowy

Drinker of Kegs, Slayer of Fish & Ruiner of Good F
Joined
3/10/11
Messages
1,790
Reaction score
227

Spiesy

Illmatic
Joined
28/12/11
Messages
3,274
Reaction score
1,124
Location
Melbourne
lol... funny stuff...

And apologies, Rod, but Greystanes? Really? :p
 

Latest posts

Top