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Old 06-12-2017, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Funny thing about dry hopping

I did a festival landlords kit recently and added the dry hops as instructed.
However I got called away to Poland with work and the hops stayed in a bit too long.
Bottled it anyway and after its usual 2 weeks carb, 2 weeks condition I opened my first bottle.

Blurgh. Very grassy. Very 'green' tasting.
Never mind, I'll drink anything really. However I have to admit I've only opened a few of these if there is other beer in the house. Each time I've thought I'll not do that again!
But this evening is it's 5 week conditioning anniversary and I cracked a bottle and it's tastes like a completely different beer!!! Literally in the space of 3 days it lost all of the grassiness and raw vegetable flavour and has flowered in to quite a fantastic beer!
I'm not only happy by the change in the beer, but I'm really surprised at how the dry hop flavour has literally dropped off a cliff in the matter of a few days.
Who'd have thunk it!

And to check it wasn't a one off, I've tried 3 and they're all just as delicious
DJ1 - blackberry wine
DJ2 - blackberry and elderberry wine

blackberry and elderberry wine
half AG half wilko's bitter kit 15l
elderflower wine
blackberry TC
festival landlord bitter
First ever AG 12 pints
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