Fresh Hops are in!!

Just picked up three bags of fresh hops, 8 oz each:

  • cascade
  • citra
  • simcoe

Gonna make a fresh hop pale ale today!  No idea what the IBUs will be, not even sure what the OG is going to be either.  I’m going to use 17 lbs of Golden Promise as the grist, so basically it’s a smash (one grain, fresh hops, a loose definition, lol).  OG should be about 1.060, but I’m making seven gallons, not my usual five, so not sure what the exact efficiency is going to be.

All the fresh hops will be added at flameout and hopstand.  A tiny bittering charge of pellet hops will be added at 60 minutes to ensure enough bitterness.

I’ll dry hop with something.  Probably cascade, but I’ll decide when the time comes.

Can’t wait to see how it comes out!!

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  • alcaponejunior  On September 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Well I wound up with about five gallons of finished beer that smelled great and has a damn good chance to come out great too. Gravity was close, hops went in one bag (8 oz) at one minute, the rest at flameout, chilled to 170, let stand 25 minutes, then cooled.

  • alcaponejunior  On July 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    This one actually came out GREAT and made my top six. I’d like to make it again, exactly the same, and plan to do so if I can get the same fresh hops this year.

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