Brewday mistake--oops!

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Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Oh dear. Just added 30g of Motueka hops 30 minutes before the end of the boil instead of 15 minutes before the end. Silly me!

Graham Wheeler's Beer Engine tells me this will raise my final EBUs from 50 to 56. Quite a jump.

The OG should be somewhere around 1.053. From 78% pale malt, 15% Vienna malt, 3.5% pale crystal malt and 3.5% flaked oats.

How much difference do you think this jump in EBUs will make to the finished beer?

Thanks.

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by Mashman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:26 pm

Not enough to worry about.

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by gr_baker » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Agreed. I'd be surprised if you could tell the difference by taste.

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by Kingfisher4 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:52 pm

Recently enjoyed a very heavily hopped Motueka SMaSH in a micro pub locally. Sure you will enjoy it, might even improve it from the original recipe!

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by Fil » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:25 pm

fwiw with my #1 biab brew i separated my hop packs into bowls to a) use and b) repack/store, when it came to the main boil hops i stuffed my socks with the fuller 'save' bowl contents and didnt realise until a good 30 minutes into the boil.. pulling the hot sodden and packed hopsock unknotting and extracting an arbitrary volume/mix of hot steaming hops from the sock was an experience and the resulting brew did leave one puckering a little post sup ;) I quaffed every drop with relish tho ..
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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by bonley » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Very little. I wouldn't worry about it. Not much you can do about it anyway!

I accidentally put about 5g of Enigma in the fermenter before the wort was even cold... Woops! Beer tastes good, don't care.

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks all. Seems as though my slip up won't be of major importance.

It'll be interesting finding out how a 56 EBU beer tastes. Never made one this high. From the comments on here I'm kinda thinking perhaps the exact EBUs don't matter.

I spend ages on Beer Engine tinkering around to get 42, or 46 or 50 or whatever EBUs. Perhaps I'm just wasting my time!

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by Kev888 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:20 pm

Given all the variables that affect utilisation, plus the different methods of calculation and measurement beforehand, I doubt our predicted IBUs are at all accurate, so not worth getting too hung up over accuracy of the absolute figures. But consistency and repeatability within our own brews and methods is probably more meaningful, especially when refining previously brewed recipes, so some time spent on it isn't wasted IMO.

In this case your target is towards the bitter end of things (for most styles) already, so the effect of another 6units is unlikely to change things very much.
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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by Skittlebrau » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:28 pm

How did it turn out?

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Re: Brewday mistake--oops!

Post by guypettigrew » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Quite well, really! But definitely a mistake I won't make again. I thought it was a bit too bitter, but perhaps it was just confirmation bias.

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