I recently have begun all-grain brewing, I have brewed two batches of NB’s InnKeeper kit to try and improve process and quality with each. Both batches have turned out well under-hopped. I even ran the second batch through a HopRocket stuffed with Fuggles to add some hop flavor. In the past my extract kit brews have the expected hop levels, so I can’t figure out what’s going on here, I’m doing full boils with the new equipment. My fermentor always had a lot of trubb/break material with extract/partial kits, is that where the flavor is (was) coming from? My new set-up incorporates a hopblocker in the kettle, plus the HopRocket which filters out all the pellet bits, but is that where I’m losing the hop flavor? Any suggestions? From what I’ve been reading full boils are supposed to increase utilization. MY most recent batch was the NB Lefse kit, which taste great, but that’s not really a hoppy brew to begin with.
I enjoy All-Grain brewing but need to figure out what I’m doing wrong with the hops.