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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:55 pm

I have 24L of cider sitting in a fermenter for the last couple of months. I'll be bottling it soon but was thinking of dry hopping it to see what happens. Does anyone have any suggestions on which varieties might work well, and how much?
Fermenting: Cider
Running: Pale ale, IPA, Dry cider
Stock: Mead, Kit Barolo, Imperial stout, IPA, Quadrupel
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Postby Stephanos » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:53 pm

amarillo tasted rather nice when i sampled it, maybe ask sam@Blacks what he used for the india pale cider at RDS?
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Postby nigel_c » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:01 pm

Sorachi ace could be nice.
Centennial or any of the C hops as well.
Mmm hopped cider.
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Postby irish_goat » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:31 pm

DC Brewing did a very nice cascade hopped cider if I remember rightly.
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Postby oblivious » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:27 pm

I think any of the citrus C type hops would work well
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Postby DCBrewing » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:22 pm

irish_goat wrote:DC Brewing did a very nice cascade hopped cider if I remember rightly.

Yeah that was it. I thought it worked well enough.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:52 pm

Cheers all! I knew someone had done it. Is there anything that should be done differently to beer, quantity or exposure time?
Fermenting: Cider
Running: Pale ale, IPA, Dry cider
Stock: Mead, Kit Barolo, Imperial stout, IPA, Quadrupel
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Postby nigel_c » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:57 pm

Thinking about it more

Bramling cross. imparting lemon, black currant, and hay aromas.
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El Dorado. Eldorado hops consistently elicit responses of fruity notes, specifically tropical fruit flavors. Other fruit notes offered have been pear, watermelon candy and stone fruit
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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:00 pm

This is looking more and more like a five-demijohn job.
Fermenting: Cider
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Postby nigel_c » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:08 pm

Thinking the same thing myself. I have 25L aging at the moment. Last year I aged 5L on sherry oak chips and it turned out lovely. I think I'll split the lot into 5L batches this year. Hop some, oak , fruit and plain.
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Postby Ciderhead » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:47 pm

A litre at a time, find out what works then scale up, consider a hop tea and pipette.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:28 pm

Haha! That's probably the best way to do it but it's really not my style :D
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Postby Ciderhead » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Let us know what works, love to give it a try not brave enough to waste 25L though, too much leg of toad and wing of bat for me :)
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Postby TheBeerNut » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:16 pm

Will do!
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Postby nigel_c » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:46 pm

As long as it's below 2g per L you'll be grand. Eye of newt included.
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