Added hops late in the boil. Is the batch ruined?

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  1. ChiBrew

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    I am a new brewer, so I was bound to make a major mistake during the brewing process. I was 40 minutes into my boil and realized I didn't add the first dose of hops, but rather added it when it was time to add my aromatic hops. I ended up adding both at the same time, finished the boil according to the recipe and now its in the fermenter. Is this screw-up going to detrimental to the overall flavor? It's a Witbier, which is already light on the hops. Thanks in advance for any input.

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    the worst that could happen is it will be a little sweeter than normal but you can always fix it with keg hopping if needed or a secondary dry hop with bitters
     
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    Thanks! I feel better now. Thought I wasted 5 gallons of beer!

     

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