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If you take a couple of hops and rub them between your fingers what aromas do you get? If you are getting punchy vibrant aromas then these should be in your beer, may be split your aroma additions 50/50 between a 15 min addition and your 5 min addition. If you are getting very little at this point then get new hops for aroma additions, and check these in ...


What hops are you using? Some hops do not make good aroma hops at all, they are bittering only. How old are they? The older a hop, the less aroma you'll get from them. How do you store them? If they're stored without oxygen, in a freezer, they will be fresher when you use them. The less fresh hops are, the less aroma they produce. How do you ferment? ...

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