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Dry hop recommendation?

So I’m brewing up a one-off recipe from an episode of Brewing TV, it’s a simple CDA with a couple of experiments thrown in for good measure. I’ve never used horizon hops before and also have never tried the Neobritannia yeast before. I also happened to have some homegrown cascade hops sitting in my freezer from a friend, so this beer is really a crap shoot. It’s been in primary for three weeks now and my plan was to add a dry hop for one more week then keg. Long story short, my original plan was to use 1 oz. cascade as the dry hop, but I am willing to take some suggestions to make it more interesting.

Here is my recipe/batch info to date:

Little Bear Session-ish CDA - BTV 28

Style: English IPA
Type: All Grain
Calories: 170
Rating: 0.0
Efficiency: 70 %
IBU’s: 53.56
Boil Size: 6.48 Gal
Color: 24.4 SRM
Batch Size: 5.00 Gal
Boil Time: 90 minutes
Estimated Actual
Brew Date: - 11/12/2011
OG: 1.052 1.052
FG: 1.013 -
ABV: 5.11 % - %
Serve Date: 12/10/2011 / /

Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp Estimated Actual
Primary 21 days @ 66.0°F 11/12/2011 11/12/2011
Bottle/Keg 7 days @ 35.0°F 12/03/2011 -

Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
9.00 lbs 90.00 % Rahr Pale Ale 60 mins 1.037
0.50 lbs 5.00 % Weyermann Carafa III 60 mins 1.036
0.50 lbs 5.00 % Briess Carapils 60 mins 1.034

Amount IBU’s Name Time AA %
1.00 ozs 6.87 Cascade 10 mins 5.00
1.00 ozs 0.00 Cascade 0 mins 5.00
1.00 ozs 42.44 Horizon First Wort 11.20
1.00 ozs Cascade 7 days 6.40

Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg NB Neobritannia Wyeast Labs 1945

Amount Name Time Stage
1.00 each Yeast Nutrient 15 mins Boil
1.00 tsp Irish Moss 15 mins Boil

Mash Profile
Sacch’ Rest 60 min @ 152.0°F
Add 16.00 qt water @ 165.5°F
Batch Sparge
Sparge 18.32 qt of 170.0°F water over 2 mins


Mashed in at 166*, settled at 152*, at 60 minutes temp is 149*, got 11 qts out. Lost 5 qts to grains.

Added 16 qts at 186*, mashed out at 163*.

First runnings: 15.2 brix (roughly, had started to add second runnings)
Preboil OG: 9 brix, 27qts collected

5 gallons into carboy at 12.8 brix, pitched at 68* at 11:15pm. Version: 1.455

Thanks in advance.


cascade hops are great for dry hopping. if they are homegrown were they dried? if not (depending how long youve had them) they might not be good anymore

if you have access to pellets i would dry hop more than 1oz maybe 2-3oz. but if you only have whole hops, keep in mind that they will soak up some beer

I used the leaf hops in the brew itself, so I’m using pellets to dry hop.

I picked up the following hops, choosing my dry hop tonight.

1 oz. Falconers Flight
1 oz. Simcoe
1 oz. Cascade

Considering a mix of FF and Simcoe.


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