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Turnerator66

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Hey guys I'm a relatively new brewer and was just wondering if anyone could help me out with a hop question.

I recently did a Coopers APA with a Amarillo hop teabag as well.

I steeped the bag for 10mins in boiling water and then put the liquid and bag in the fermenter.

I have recently cracked a few open and had them and there seems to be a very strong after taste of the hops.

Would there be any reason for this?

Cheers,

Matt
 

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How long did you leave the hop teabag in the fermenter for?

You'll probably find that the hoppiness will mellow over time, so maybe try aging it a bit more?
 

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Yep I would not really expect that much hop flavour from a teabag they are only about 10g.
As others have said time will mellow out the hoppiness.

Buy a pack of Brewdog Punk IPA and see what hops are all about yum. :p
 

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How long did you leave the hop teabag in the fermenter for?

You'll probably find that the hoppiness will mellow over time, so maybe try aging it a bit more?
I left it in there during the whole primary fermentation.

I don't mind the flavour really so that's fine just wondered how I would tone it down for next time? Just take the teabag out after a couple of days?
 

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I left it in there during the whole primary fermentation.

I don't mind the flavour really so that's fine just wondered how I would tone it down for next time? Just take the teabag out after a couple of days?
Drop it in later instead of pulling it out early. Try say 3-4 days before you bottle.

Although if you aren't fussed on the hoppy flavour, then maybe just don't do it at all. If your just after a way to improve a kit, maybe looking at steeping some spec grain instead as it might be more to your taste.
 

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