Subject: Bitter Late Than Never
Date: 1989-10-02 03:41:24 GMT
Or: those of you who suggested that my super-sweet recipe (2# cara
pils, 3# crystal in a 7# extract batch) would need more than the 1.5
oz of hops to balance the flavor were absolutely right. I tasted it
and decided that it definately needed more bittering. So, today prior
to kegging I boiled 3/4 oz Northern Brewers and 3/4 Erioca, both high
alpha acid hops, for an hour in about a quart of water. Then I
filtered the liquid through a coffee filter (it actually took three
Melita #3 filters) and added it to the wort. After mixing, the flavor
was actually pretty nice. The combination of the four hops: Hallertauer,
Willamette, Erioca, and Norhtern Brewers is kind of interesting. I
primed with 3/4 cup light dry malt extract, so we'll see in a couple
of weeks how it has shaped up.
Douglas Roberts |
Los Alamos National Laboratory |When choosing between two evils,
Box 1663, MS F-602 |I always like to try the one
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 |I've never tried before.
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