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Old 04-12-2017, 09:15 AM   #1
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I’m starting to think to achieve any sort of properly hopped ale or lager that 200g is required.
Any thoughts?
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I have made some pretty bursty ones with only 100-150

There are variables though.. bagging hops IMO reduces them quite a bit I find.. Pellets vs leaf.

What processes do you do?
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When are you adding your hops?
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I started adding more hops to my Lagers and found out i don't like them as much. I do know what you mean about more hops though, i think you get immune to them. Try doing a 15,5 and flamout and see if that improves the taste. An 80c steep is also a good idea. I have just done a NEIPA with over 600g so hoping for something in your face.
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Sounds like your turning into an American

Like beercat says I think the secret is to add as much of your hops later in the boil. I've even heard of people not adding any bittering hops and adding all the hops as flavour/aroma/whirlpool additions. I think it's called hop bursting
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I started adding more hops to my Lagers and found out i don't like them as much. I do know what you mean about more hops though, i think you get immune to them. Try doing a 15,5 and flamout and see if that improves the taste. An 80c steep is also a good idea. I have just done a NEIPA with over 600g so hoping for something in your face.
Actually you do. There's a term for getting more and more used to increasing amounts of hop bitterness. I cant remember what it's called now
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Actually you do. There's a term for getting more and more used to increasing amounts of hop bitterness. I cant remember what it's called now
Whatever its called i am suffering from it! An affect i have noticed from increasing the hops in a Lager or Kolsch is that they take months to condition. Its not like an IPA where you drink it quick before the taste dulls. I guess its a completely different balance your going after in the beer so not really comparable.
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Possibly/probably, I've read it on American forums where they are alway's chucking loads of hops at everything
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I’m using pellets ,roughly 50g during boil,50 at flameout and dryhop of 150
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