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Offline ahickey13

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Help! Summit aroma issues!
« on: March 28, 2015, 10:10:42 PM »
I recently brewed five gallons of an IPA using:
5 1/4 gallons filtered spring water
7lbs extra pale LME
1/2 lb Crystal 20
1/2 lb marris otter
1 package alcohol boost from Austin homebrew
1/2 package brewvint body builder
2 vials white labs WLP001
1.25 oz cascade for bittering @60 min
1oz falconers flight for flavor @15
1oz galaxy @10 and
1oz Summit@5
OG : 1.070
I read about the summit being a good late hop addition for Orange and tangerines aromas, but it left my wort smelling like garlic. It has only been a few days. Will the garlic smell age out? Would it be beneficial to dry hop with a few ounces of falconers flight to try and mask the garlic aroma? Or should I count my losses and remake without the summit? I was hoping to make a clean citrusy IPA for summer and am pretty concerned. Any help would be verrrrry appreciated! Thanks guys!

Offline MaltLicker

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Re: Help! Summit aroma issues!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 06:57:06 AM »
Summit can be garlicky/oniony.  Since hoppy beers are meant to be drunk fresh while hoppy, your best bet is probably to mask with other hops. 

Offline ahickey13

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Re: Help! Summit aroma issues!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 10:50:06 AM »
I figured, just wondering if there was any other options or if it might fade out eventually. Thank you!

Offline TAHammerton

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Re: Help! Summit aroma issues!
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 02:34:23 AM »
Galaxy can also be oniony according to the head brewer at MBC.
I would caution you that Cascade stores poorly and you probably won't get the bitterness you are looking for. I have switched to Centennial and had much better results.
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