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Tigermoth

I think it's a little harsh, and that's probably me not knowing what I was doing with the hop tea. I think a few weeks to rub the edges off that harshness and it will be alright. I'm glad I added the extra hops though, it wouldn't have tasted of much otherwise. At least I haven't found any of the onion aroma that this hop is alleged to produce sometimes.


I hope it turns out to be okay in the end for you.
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Clibit

I think it's a little harsh, and that's probably me not knowing what I was doing with the hop tea. I think a few weeks to rub the edges off that harshness and it will be alright. I'm glad I added the extra hops though, it wouldn't have tasted of much otherwise. At least I haven't found any of the onion aroma that this hop is alleged to produce sometimes.


I sometimes get a lot of harshness from a hop tea. Presumably it's more of an issue with certain hops. I'm guessing. Maybe a myrcene thing I think? I've had a lot of harshness with Citra hop teas  It's temporary but it does mean having to wait longer. Time varies, depends on the hops, hopping levels, how you made the tea. And your taste buds. I'd imagine! I'd say a month minimum and probably two months. 

Equinox is on this list of hops with high myrcene levels, but only has half the amount that Citra has. 

https://tophop.com.au/which-hops-have-the-most-myrcene/
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EspeciallyBitter
Clibit wrote:

I sometimes get a lot of harshness from a hop tea. Presumably it's more of an issue with certain hops. I'm guessing. Maybe a myrcene thing I think? I've had a lot of harshness with Citra hop teas  It's temporary but it does mean having to wait longer. Time varies, depends on the hops, hopping levels, how you made the tea. And your taste buds. I'd imagine! I'd say a month minimum and probably two months. 

Equinox is on this list of hops with high myrcene levels, but only has half the amount that Citra has. 

https://tophop.com.au/which-hops-have-the-most-myrcene/

Thanks Phil, that's some helpful info. I think Ekuanot is high in cohumulones too, which may account for the harshness. I didn't want to mess around sanitising a thermometer on bottling day, so I simply waited a bit for the water to cool before chucking the hops in. It's quite possible I steeped the hops at >80°C for the first five or ten minutes.

As is often the case, time works wonders on beer. I'll keep trying a bottle every week.
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Pesho77

 To get to 80c ish quickly boil a kettle pour some boiled water in to a cup then pour it in to another cup, it should be 80c ish.

 Pesh
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EspeciallyBitter
Pesho77 wrote:

 To get to 80c ish quickly boil a kettle pour some boiled water in to a cup then pour it in to another cup, it should be 80c ish.

 Pesh

Good to know!
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