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Offline Alain2

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Session IPA hops
« on: May 04, 2016, 10:49:28 AM »
My session IPA has almost completed fermentation. So far the hop additions are as following:

1oz @ 60 min Chinook for bittering (48ibu)

2oz Citra @ 0min

1oz Simcoe dry secondary

1oz Citra dry secondary

I took a sample yesterday and then decided to add 2 more oz of dry hops, but I cannot decide what to use. I have narrowed it down to either;

2oz of Citra

or

1oz Amarillo
1oz Cascade

You know life is hard when you have these kind of hard decisions to make!  :lol:




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Re: Session IPA hops
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 12:07:02 PM »
Did you steep the hops @0, or chill right away?

If this is a 5 gallon batch I would add all, bringing the total dry hop addition to 6oz. Quite reasonable for a hoppy session IPA.

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Re: Session IPA hops
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 12:26:23 PM »
Did you steep the hops @0, or chill right away?

If this is a 5 gallon batch I would add all, bringing the total dry hop addition to 6oz. Quite reasonable for a hoppy session IPA.

@0 min was chilled right away.

It is a 5 gallon batch, interesting idea to add them all.

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Re: Session IPA hops
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 12:45:14 PM »
Of course I am a bit hop stupid. By that I mean I love to use a lot of hops. You could go with 1oz citra, 1oz amarillo. Those play nicely together.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2016, 01:19:40 PM by robcoombs »

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Re: Session IPA hops
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 11:12:35 PM »
Sounds like the one I just did, 1oz of Chinook at 60, 2oz of Cascade at 10, 2.5oz of Cascade for a 30min steep, and then another 2oz of Cascade as dry hop, 5 gal.

Had a little taste today when I put in the dry hops, very tasty. Guess I know my own Chinook hops are worthy!!

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Re: Session IPA hops
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 07:01:05 AM »
I decided to go with 1oz Citra and 1oz Amarillo.