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labrewski

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So why and which is the best tea cos all the flavour is there to stay or does 48 to 72 hours of a dry hop succeed the same flavour
 
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In my experience hop teas last longer, and dry hop impact slowly disappears with time and is more or less gone after four months. Nor sure what happens if you use massive quantities of hops as in a NEIPA.
 

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I was thinking of using a French press normally used for coffee to squeeze all the happiness out and dumping in but not sure when to dump early or late in fermentation
 

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I did a split batch where one had a dry hop, the other a hop tea early in the ferment, the other a day before bottling. The early hop tea was a waste of time. I liked the flavour of the dry hop more than the hop tea as earlier on it was fruitier and fresher. As the months went on they kinda merged. Tests were from April to December so a fair old shout. I'd definitely try the same experiment again but not bother with the early tea.
 
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I do both & dry hop just as the Krausen is falling then 3 days before bottling. I find my hop heavy beers really shine. It might not be text book but it works for me & the flavour as well as aroma seems to last.
 
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Just got a MYO Lager Kit under way. It has a Dry Hop sachet and an instruction to introduce it to the FV at Day 7.

Not being a fan of Dry Hopping, I’ve decided to use the hops from the kit to make a litre of Hop Tea (starting at +70*C and going down to ambient) and introduce +/-500ml to each 10 litre keg when I syphon off the brew.

Any negative thoughts on the method?
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Is a hop tea the same as a 0min hop steep at the end of the boil? I always do the latter, I used to dry hop too but it tasted the same and I got some bottle gushers with dry hopping, there was a thread on this topic some time ago, so I only steep hops now.
 
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Is a hop tea the same as a 0min hop steep at the end of the boil?
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Not really.

The +/-70*C of the Hop Tea is meant to ensure that there is no added “bitterness” to the brew; whereas the “end of boil” addition will add ‘some’. (The ‘some’ being an indeterminate amount!:D)

My idea behind the Hop Tea, is to just get the hop aroma; hopefully without the potential problems associated with Dry Hopping.
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Hi everyone!

I will make a experiment in my next batch. It will be a splited batch, 18 L each, one I will add all the hops in a hop tea (7 L) and stand at 90C for 30 min. In the other one, same thing, but few days before bottling. 95 g of CTZ each, 3.8 g/L.

I didn't find anything like this on internet, do you have some thoughts or ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone!

I will make a experiment in my next batch. It will be a splited batch, 18 L each, one I will add all the hops in a hop tea (7 L) and stand at 90C for 30 min. In the other one, same thing, but few days before bottling. 95 g of CTZ each, 3.8 g/L.

I didn't find anything like this on internet, do you have some thoughts or ideas?

Thanks!
I've never used hop teas, so looking forward to the results!

do you have some thoughts or ideas
Get someone else to serve them to you blind so as not to prejudice your tasting.
 

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I use an angel hop rocket with 200g T90's /100L and add 500ml 70*c to soften the T90's. Then circulate to the FV for 10mins @ 6*C. Aroma is stronger than DH, but the remains still smell gorgeous🥰 So freezing and gonna re-use. Any thoughts how to improve aroma extraction? 🤔
 
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……. Any thoughts how to improve aroma extraction? 🤔
Short of operating under a vacuum, I guess that:
  • selecting hops with a known high level of aroma oils,
  • keeping the temperature low during the mash,
  • mashing for a longer period, and,
  • repeating the process with the same hops (literally “double dipping”).
Would improve the extraction of aroma oils.
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