Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

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Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Doreblade » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:44 pm

Just coming to the end of fermenting GW's recipe for Everards Tiger and it says 'dry hop with a few cones of Goldings'.

I've only got pellets so anyone got a thought on how many pellets/weight I should throw in to equate 'a few cones'?

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by MarkA » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:10 pm

I would just go for a few! I have often wondered whether adding just a few cones would actually make any difference to the final product?

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:14 pm

FWIW I use about 25 grams of either hop cones or hop pellets in 25 litres of beer. Sometimes more. 'A few cones' in 25 litres is hardly likely to be noticeable.

I've often wondered what GW meant when he said this.

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Eric » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:23 pm

Recorded in a brewing log.
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I think that is equivalent to about 9gm in 23 litres. That would have virtually no impact on a hoppy brew, but in a lightly hopped one, the impact can be quite refreshing for a short period.
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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Doreblade » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:22 pm

It had 27g Challenger pellets at 60 mins and 10g Fuggles pellets at 10mins. Not overly hoppy. I added about 10 pellets (should have weighed them for reference).

I tasted it before I added them as was testing gravity and it will be interesting to see If I notice any aroma changes on the next reading/tasting.

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:25 pm

Can't quite make that out Eric. Is that 2 oz per barrel? And does 'barrel' mean 36 gallons? So, about 65g per barrel, from your 9g per 23 litre calculation.

Very low compared to nowadays. What was the beer?

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Doreblade » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:43 pm

Couldn't kill my curiosity - just weighed out a similar amount - reckon I put in about 4g.

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Doreblade » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:44 pm

In 23l

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Re: Wheeler 'dry hop with a few cones...'

Post by Eric » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:51 pm

guypettigrew wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:25 pm
Can't quite make that out Eric. Is that 2 oz per barrel? And does 'barrel' mean 36 gallons? So, about 65g per barrel, from your 9g per 23 litre calculation.

Very low compared to nowadays. What was the beer?

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Wartime Nimmo's XXX, a 1032 lightly hopped pale. This is the whole of that page of the log, just a bit blurred.
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Yes, 2 oz in one barrel, so something like 57 gm in 143 litres.

After the war that brew returned to 1037 OG and XXXX again became 1044 from 1037 wartime.
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