Forums Ingredients Hops Loosing hop flavour after bottling

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  • #19123
    shaneg
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    Hi everyone
    I made a very nice American Pale Ale. When brewing in my WW, I dry hopped 50 grams of Mosaic and 50 grams of Citra hops after 4 days of brewing. The flavour and smell where very very nice. However when I bottled it and stored in the fridge for a week, all that nice hoppy flavour and smell seemed to disappear.
    Am I doing anything wrong or is it normal for the taste / smell to change after a week??

    #19124
    Nolan
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    How did you bottle your beer ?
    Sometimes, some of the hop-flavour is blown away with the Carbon dioxide (CO2) ?
    Sometimes, to much exposure to Oxygen (O2) accelerates decomposition of hops ?

    #19125
    shaneg
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    Thanks Nolan.

    I bottled with the WW bottler. I did have my pressure in the tank set at 1.8 Bar. Would that be to high??
    I don’t think that the brew would have to much exposure to oxygen – I on;y had the lid off for approx 10 seconds. Enough time to throw in the muslin bag of hops.

    #19126
    Nolan
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    Well, I presume you have fermented at 1.8 bar ?
    If so ? You don’t have to transfer at the same level. Rather much lower.

    When you take off the bottle before you put the cap on, have you some overflow ?
    Make sure, that the beer and the bottles are at their coolest temperature possible.

    Be aware, even after a week, beer matures and mellows during this conditioning period.
    One can be surprised, how beer will change after some time in the fridge.

    #19129
    shaneg
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    Thanks mate. It make sense. The beer certainly does change. Thanks for the advice.

    Cheers

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