phat matt wrote:right now i am making a ipa. Its 7 lbs extra light dme amd 1lb crystal 40 stepped. Than add 1oz sorachi ace at 60min. .5oz cluster and .5oz sterling at 15 and same amount cluster and sterling at 5min. I have to say that the sorachi ace hops smelled great once i added them to the boil. I am going to ferment it with nottingham yeast. its a 5 gal batch.
I made an ale with all Sorachi Ace hops, just bottled it over the weekend. From the sample I tried I would say they are a subtle hop - there, but not in your face. They were detectable enough that I could recognize them as the same hop in Duggan's Asian Lager. Will have to see how it is after a couple weeks in the bottle.
The recipe was:
7 lbs. 2-row
1/2 lb. melanoidin
1/2 lb. light crystal
1/2 lb. carafoam
1/2 oz. sorachi ace (leaf) 60 min.
1/2 oz. sorachi ace (leaf) 30 min.
1 oz. sorachi ace (leaf) 10 min.
1 oz. sorachi ace (leaf) 5 min.
1/2 oz. sorachi ace (leaf) at end of boil
Yeast: Rogue Pacman