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#1 drez77

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:02 AM

I have a young cascade APA on tap right now and I am not overly happy with the hop aroma.  In reality it has next to none for having 4 oz of cascade pellets and an ounce of cascade cryo in the keg.  This beer is about 2 weeks grain to glass and was moved on day 4 or 5 to a keg with the aforementioned hops, sealed up and left to carbonate.  Maybe I am expecting too much out of 5 oz of DH?  For the boil hops it had 1 oz at 10 and 2 oz at flame out.  Maybe my yeast blend of 04/05 came back to bite me?  Any ideas?


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:13 AM

Cascade is a lot less intense than varieties you are probably using lately.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:03 AM

Cascade is a lot less intense than varieties you are probably using lately.

While I know that I would think with the 4 oz and the cryo in there I should get something.  Sticking my nose in the glass yields very little.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:10 AM

Was it cold crashed right after dry hopping? Perhaps the pellets fell too quickly.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:13 AM

Was it cold crashed right after dry hopping? Perhaps the pellets fell too quickly.

No.

 

I added the hops and racked the beer on to spund and left it like that at 65-68 for about 5 maybe 6 days.  I tried the beer a few times while it was still at that temp and the aroma was still not what I expected.  This was the first time I have tried to dry hop and spund at the same time so I am not sure if that is part of it.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:21 AM

drez, how carbonated is the beer?

 

I ask b/c when my dry-hopped beers aren't carbonated enough, the aroma seems dull/non-existent, then as the fizz improves, the aroma does, too.

 

That's all I got.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:30 AM



drez, how carbonated is the beer?

 

I ask b/c when my dry-hopped beers aren't carbonated enough, the aroma seems dull/non-existent, then as the fizz improves, the aroma does, too.

 

That's all I got.

That is something I have thought of as well.  It seemed to be at the point were carbonation was spot on but I have left it alone for a few days with it on a tank set to 12 psi, my normal serving pressure.  I am going to give it till Thursday night before I sample it again.  This is not a dumper just not what I expected at this point. 

 

The beer in question... decent head on it.

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:34 AM

drez, another thought: dry-hopping at colder temps (say, at serving temp) seems to take longer IME than dry-hopping at fermenation/room temp.

 

I'll wager that when you sample it again later this week, the aroma will be better than where it is now.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:47 AM

drez, another thought: dry-hopping at colder temps (say, at serving temp) seems to take longer IME than dry-hopping at fermenation/room temp.

 

I'll wager that when you sample it again later this week, the aroma will be better than where it is now.

It was at a warmer temp for about 5 days but you could be right. 

 

I may just be antsy!


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