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Help me use up my hops

Postby Brycey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 22:40

I'm planning a brewday on Sunday to clear out most of my grains and hops. Im aiming for a nice hoppy pale. The grain bill will be.
2.7kg Marris otter
2kg Pilsner
450g Munich
250g Caramalt
Mashed @ 64oc with a mash out of 75oc.
It's the hops schedule I'm struggling with! I've got
60g Citra 13.4%
50g Nelson save 12.7%
38g Amarillo 10.5%
28g Simcoe 13.8%
I'm thinking of keeping most of the Citra and Nelson for a dry hop and adding the rest between 10 mins and 5 mins.
Beersmith is giving me an OG of 1.053 on my set up so I'd be aiming for about 43 IBU's.
What do you guys reckon? Does this sound OK?

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby Brycey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 22:43

Forgot to mention I didn't have any yeast so I bought a couple of packets of gervin ale yeast from Wilkinson. Is it true that this is Nottingham? And do you reckon pitching the 2 packets would be overkill?

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby robwalker » Fri Jan 27, 2017 22:50

I would buy a generic bittering hop to 40 IBU, chuck all those in dry hop. They're all very high in myrcene so you won't get a punchy bitterness out of any of them.
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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby Brycey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 23:33

I've got a load of magnum I could use. So you think throwing the whole 176g in the dry hop?

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby HTH1975 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 23:38

I'd go with the same - Amarillo and Simcoe during the boil, then Citra and Nelson Sauvin as dry hops.

You want the lower cohumulone hops for your late additions to minimise any grassy flavours.

Amarillo 21-24%
Citra 22-24%
Nelson Sauvin 22-26%
Simcoe 15-20%

I'd split your Amarillo and Simcoe and add them at 15 mins and whirlpool. With your dry hops, try splitting what you have in half and double hopping - half after 5-7 days, then the rest after a further 5 days (leaving the first batch in the FV).

That will give you a soft, fruity bitterness. If you want to underpin that with a good whallop of bitterness, go with your usual charge at 60 minutes to about 25-30 IBUs, with further IBUs from your 15 min/whirlpool additions.

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby robwalker » Fri Jan 27, 2017 23:51

Brycey wrote:I've got a load of magnum I could use. So you think throwing the whole 176g in the dry hop?

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Yea for sure. If the don't smell like much they won't give up much aroma though..
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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby HTH1975 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 00:21

If you have magnum, that's a classic bittering hop to use - I'd go with that. I'd still keep the Amarillo and Simcoe as I suggested above. Same with the Citra and Sauvin.

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby Brycey » Sat Jan 28, 2017 21:39

Not really sure about whirpooling or if I have the ability or the set up to do it. I've added a small amount of magnum at 60mins and I'll keep all the Citra and Nelson for the dry hop and split the Amirillo and Simcoe between the 10 and 5 min additions. I've also found some Bravo at the bottom of the freezer if this would suit better than the Magnum. Regarding the yeast would pitching 2 packets be OK? It's a 23l brew.

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby HTH1975 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 22:28

You shouldn't need two packets of dry yeast for a 1.053 OG beer. Then again, it won't do any harm either.

If you've had it in the freezer, leave it out at room temperature for a few hours and rehydrate before pitching.

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby Duxuk » Thu Feb 02, 2017 16:17

I've just acquired 50g of Citra. (It's not what you know, it's who you know). I'll be chopping it in a food processor to get the best possible extraction and adding it post boil, cooling to 80C before addition. After a short steep I'll then chill to pitching temp. I want to preserve those lighter elements to get as much of the orangey zesty taste as possible. I'll also be using some Hallertauer Blanc leaf as a dry hop,since it has some similar qualities to Citra.

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Re: Help me use up my hops

Postby Brycey » Sat Feb 18, 2017 21:21

Bottled this today. Tasting mighty fine from the FV hope that transfers to the bottle. If this turns out as I hope this will be my go to pale.

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