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Half of the people I know give their dogs a little beer now and then, whether they're having a barbecue, a bonfire, or simply hanging out at the fishing hole, and like the above post, many of these dogs outlived their human counterparts. So from my experience through the years, beer is not harmful to dogs. Course then, I reckon you'll have to decide that for ...


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There are four important regions of hop cultivation: N-America, UK, Continental Europe and Australia/NZ. There is a general assessment that each region is tends towards hops with certain characteristics. Resin, Floral, Spicy and Fruit are the most common, but is not a finite list. That may be a good starting point. A couple from each region I would select ...


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The aim of dry-hopping is to get as much of the essential oils of the hop into your beer without extracting bitterness and without driving the volatile compounds off through heat, ie during the boil. So its simply a matter of adding hops to the beer when its cool enough. I think your question is mainly concerned with the practicalities of cleanly siphoning ...


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When would you recommend throwing the hops in since i wont be able to extract them? For 1 or 2 weeks before you bottle. I am going to filter on my racking cane when i siphon into bottling bucket. Can I just toss them in, and rack on top of them from the primary? You can if you want to. Should I wait until the last week in the secondary? Should I rack ...


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It isn't clear from your post what your fermentation schedule is, but it seems like you plan to allow primary fermentation to finish and then rack to a secondary vessel for two weeks. If that's your schedule, then your questions are (1) how long should you dry hop and (2) how should you add the hops to the vessel? The answer to the first question is, "It ...


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Don't worry, this is a relatively minor problem (and a common mistake for new brewers). I do a 90 minute boil on every beer, and strongly believe there is science to back up doing a 90 over a 60 for all beers (not just those using high amounts of pils malt to drive off DMS). However, I still do my 60m. bittering hop addition @ 60m. If your bittering hops ...


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Your OG will be higher than expected as you have boiled off a bit more wort than planned. This will... give you more alcohol, which is ok. :) Unfortunately this also means less beer going into the fermenter and less beer going into bottles/kegs. :( Due to boil off your beer will have more body. You may have more caramel/toasty notes due to the prolonged ...


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Further to the other responses your beer is also likely to be darker than expected due to the longer time for Maillard reaction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maillard_reaction


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It's worth noting too (since this is an IPA) that in addition to the added bitterness, you will also lose a small amount of hop aroma from your last three additions. Late-addition hops are meant to go in late enough to minimize loss of volatile aromatic hop oils which are very prone to disappear as they evaporate during the boil. Of course (as already noted) ...


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I always boil my IPA for 90 minutes and start the hop additions at the 60 minute mark. This will give you a bit of a toffee character to your beer because the sugars in the wort will caramelize a little more. For some recipes, like a Scotch Ale, I'll take some (a couple of quarts) of my first runnings and boil that while I'm sparging and add it near the ...


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Absolutely not a problem. You will gain just a bit of extra bitterness by boiling longer, but so little that I doubt you could notice it.


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It's generally not recommended to import due to diseases. However, I would suggest reaching out to SABmiller and ask if you can get a few rhizomes next time they do their root "pruning" (I can't think of the correct term.) From what I've heard they're very homebrewer friendly.


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Very few American hop farms ship to SA because we are in the Southern Hemisphere. You also need a importers license. The license is cheap, but it requires that the company sending the items to you have a certificate that the hops is clean (not infected with any bugs from the importers list). You might want to try NZ or Australia. I was going to get a few ...



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