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fergi

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hi guys,
i made my first extract brew about 6 weeks ago,3kg light malt,with 50 grms p.o.r,then added 2 single handfuls of goldings in secondry for 8 days.i used 1272 american ale yeast,this has turned out a very nice beer,in fact i think the best to date including all the can varietys i have tried,my question is i want to tone down the hoppiness a bit as it is a little to much,hopefully this will mellow out a bit with another month or two in the bottle,its been in the bottles now for about 4 weeks. i boiled the 50 grms of p.o.r for 50 minutes in the original boil with the malt.now i am not sure which hops to cut back on to give the beer not quite as harsh a hop flavor and not have to wait for a month or two for the hops to mellow,any ideas
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Well Done Fergi...

Bring soem to the next BBC..

Cut back on the POR - go for say 35 gms - also how long did u boil for.
The hop flavour will mellow over the next 4 weeks with a coresponding increase to the malt profile.
 

T.D.

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Yeah, 50g of POR sounds like a lot. If it was a full size boil it would have made the beer VERY bitter. If you only boiled 10L or so it might be a more reasonable bitterness level.

btw, GMK, the boil time was mentioned by fergi: 50mins.
 

fergi

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thanks for replys ken/td,i boiled 8 litres with 1 1/2 kg maltplus 50 grms hops for 50 mins,then added the rest of the malt and simmered all for another 5 mins
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Well you won't get as much hop utilisation out of a smaller boil, especially if it only included a portion of the total amount of malt. Still, its probably quite a bit more bitter than most hopped extract cans.
 

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Dry hopping tends to give a harsh hoppiness too.
 
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