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Opened this up for any discussion about hops other than dry hopping as that as it’s own thread.

I have noted with the recipes for the Bavarian Lager and the Bohemian Lager the only difference is the hops. Bavarian using H3 (Hallertau) and H4 (Czech Saaz) for Bohemian. It would be interesting if someone has a bottle of each that they could do a side by side taste test.

The point is how much hops play on the outcome of a brew both in bitterness, aroma/flavour. So don’t be shy in experimentation of a recipe. My next Bohemian I may dry hop 1/2 of each as I throughly enjoy both. (why play around you might ask, well we are brewers of a sort, 🤔

 

 

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Just had a thought - when brewing either one of the above and you keg to brewflo, put one H3 hop sachet in one keg and a H4 in the other and you’ll have a keg of each brew.

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Mark

I live in Connecticut USA, consequently my favorite type of beer is a NEIPA (New England). This is a cloudy Juicy beer with great aroma's.

The Pineapple Crush could be close but to create the NE Style IPA I would want to make a few changes.

Drop the Pineapple but if it works I might try a mango at a later date.

Switch yeast for Lallemand LalBrew New England This is a low flocculating yeast so should stay suspended in the brew rather than sink to the bottom. Hence giving a cloudy brew..

Dry hop with some sort Citra/Galaxy/Amarillo/Mosiac combo. I would use pellets in a Muslin bag or maybe a tea. 

The idea would be to dry hop early in the process between 24 - 48 hours into the process and then again after fermentation has finished. Since the beer fermentation is very active I was thinking maybe day 3 to add hops.

The question is to add hops early It would mean I need to open the lid during fermentation. I would do this is on my PicoBrew with no issues but I see lots of warnings to not do so in the Beerdriod.

Any thoughts about opening for a few seconds and dry hoping? Is there much chance to to spoil the beer? 

Would appreciate your thoughts and thanks for all help you have given me so far 👍

~Alan

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6 hours ago, Alan Batchelor said:

Mark

I live in Connecticut USA, consequently my favorite type of beer is a NEIPA (New England). This is a cloudy Juicy beer with great aroma's.

The Pineapple Crush could be close but to create the NE Style IPA I would want to make a few changes.

Drop the Pineapple but if it works I might try a mango at a later date.

Switch yeast for Lallemand LalBrew New England This is a low flocculating yeast so should stay suspended in the brew rather than sink to the bottom. Hence giving a cloudy brew..

Dry hop with some sort Citra/Galaxy/Amarillo/Mosiac combo. I would use pellets in a Muslin bag or maybe a tea. 

The idea would be to dry hop early in the process between 24 - 48 hours into the process and then again after fermentation has finished. Since the beer fermentation is very active I was thinking maybe day 3 to add hops.

The question is to add hops early It would mean I need to open the lid during fermentation. I would do this is on my PicoBrew with no issues but I see lots of warnings to not do so in the Beerdriod.

Any thoughts about opening for a few seconds and dry hoping? Is there much chance to to spoil the beer? 

Would appreciate your thoughts and thanks for all help you have given me so far 👍

~Alan

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I dry hop during the fermentation process generally near the end and carefully opening and closing the lid has been no problem. The important thing is to lift and replace lid slowly so as not to create a push of air into the fermenter thus replacing what co2 coverage you have. If all is prepared,  lid off, hop bag/ss bomb in and lid on will only take a few seconds. Note: whatever you use for the hops must be sanitised and so should your hands in preparation and placement. (US starsan is a top sanitiser)

Cheers Mark

 

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Thanks Mark,

I always use starsan 😀

I will make sure I sanitize the Muslin bag and my hands. 

Will open and close gently and as quick as possible. 

Thanks again. 

Alan

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24 minutes ago, Alan Batchelor said:

Thanks Mark,

I always use starsan 😀

I will make sure I sanitize the Muslin bag and my hands. 

Will open and close gently and as quick as possible. 

Thanks again. 

Alan

Ps Forgot to mention, don’t do whilst droid is testing or in heat/cool mode

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