Fresh hop ale

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  1. Beerbelly

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    Brewing a single-hop, fresh hop ale tomorrow, using home-grown Centennial + pellets:
    5 gallons

    60 min mash, 60 min boil
    Soft Oregon water, no treatment
    10 lb Pale malt
    1.5 lbs Cara-Munich 60
    1 oz Centennial pellets @ boil
    1 oz " " @ 30 min
    1 lb home-grown Centennial @ 55 min
    Safale S-04
    .75 oz Centennial pellets, dry hop

    After 20 years of home brewing, I'm finding that the simpler recipes are the most rewarding, and reveal the profiles of the individual ingredients much more.
     
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    0.75 oz for dry hopping for the whole 5 gallons? Or are those punds?

    For 5 gallons, the dry hop will not give or do naything to the beer. Especially with fresh hops ( wet hops ), which you need to use like 3-4 times more than regular pellets or leaf.

    ABV?
     
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    My 1 lb. of fresh hops is going in the boil 5 mins before knockout, and I'll be using .75 oz of pellets for dry hopping. I've found using a bunch of fresh hops for dry hopping leaves a "green" or "grassy" flavor in the beer.
     
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    I understand.

    Maybe instead of boiling those hops at boiling temperature, do a whirlpool at a much lower temp. ( 70-75C ) for 10-30 minutes. It will get you even more aroma and flavour into the beer.
     
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