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Next AG Brew - APA

Postby blinky » Tue Nov 17, 2015 14:41

Going to be getting another brew on this weekend. Aiming to get around 15l into the fermenter so that I get 10 or 11 out after the dry hops have sooked it all up!
Does this look OK? Never used more than a single hop variety before so I'm hoping the combination of Magnum for bittering and centennial and cascade for flavor works with Willamette for aroma - or is that too many hop varieties in one brew?
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby robwalker » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:31

Looks good but light on hops, Willamette taste more like a UK hop, if you want a huge aroma use about 5g/L in American dry hops.
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Postby blinky » Wed Nov 18, 2015 13:09

I see what you mean - I just read that Williamette was the most widely used American hop but maybe not best suited to this brew - I want that huge hop hit... How about replacing with say 20g of centennial and 30g of cascade? Would it maybe make more sense to move the 30min hop addition to later in the boil (and increase it to keep same IBU) to get more flavor?
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby supersteve » Wed Nov 18, 2015 13:42

Get rid of your 30min addition, increase your magnum to get the right bittering.

10g of centennial and 10g of cascade chucked in at 5min.

Then whatever you've got left from the centennial and cascade packs chuck them in the dry hop.
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby Goulders » Wed Nov 18, 2015 14:37

That's still not enough in the boil. As robwalker says, use say 5g/l of hops at flameout and then work back to calculate how much bittering hops to add. Then add the rest as dry hop maybe.
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby blinky » Wed Nov 18, 2015 15:58

flameout hops add no bittering as i leave till its 80 degrees before adding. So only 1 addition of hops for the boil for bittering and then the rest at flameout/dry hop?
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby blinky » Wed Nov 18, 2015 18:50

I have the following hops, if there is a better combination...
Magnum
Perle
Saaz
EKG
Cascadex3
Williamette
Centennial
Challenger
Chinook
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby Goulders » Wed Nov 18, 2015 19:02

blinky wrote:flameout hops add no bittering as i leave till its 80 degrees before adding. So only 1 addition of hops for the boil for bittering and then the rest at flameout/dry hop?


No, flameout hops do add bittering. If you use "steep for 20 mins" on Beersmith for example it will calculate the IBU. If your software doesn't calculate steep, then use 5 min or 1 min calculation and work backwords.
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby Goulders » Wed Nov 18, 2015 19:04

Cascade, Centennial and Chinook are a great combination in my view.
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby blinky » Wed Nov 18, 2015 19:58

Goulders wrote:
blinky wrote:flameout hops add no bittering as i leave till its 80 degrees before adding. So only 1 addition of hops for the boil for bittering and then the rest at flameout/dry hop?


No, flameout hops do add bittering. If you use "steep for 20 mins" on Beersmith for example it will calculate the IBU. If your software doesn't calculate steep, then use 5 min or 1 min calculation and work backwords.



I had read that once it's below eighty degrees y don't get any ibu's but do get flavour, dunno where I read it though!
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Re: Next AG Brew - APA

Postby robwalker » Wed Nov 18, 2015 22:44

You'll still perceive a good amount, even with just dry hopping. Anyway, you can use any combination really, any choice of cascade, willamette, centennial and chinook will all make a good apa. Just make sure you use a tonne for aroma :)
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