I agree that APA and Saison are great choices for this hop. I would also suggest that they would work well with Saaz or Celeia in a Gratzer, or perhaps a Belgian Pale.
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There are a few things I am thinking about for the next time.
All Simpsons GP for the base malt. Use the dark British Crystal. Pitch a full amount of yeast (or a little more), don't use O2 just splash or shake, and ramp the temps up at the end. Get he sulfates to 350 ppm or above.
Last time needed more esters, and lacked some residual sweetness, and needed a little of the Burton snatch. At least that was how it compared with my memory.
Which clone version do you brew?
Speaking as the Yank in the UK that I am.I've only ever had it on cask so I would hesitate to buy it in a bottle in the US. I remember being excited to get Fullers' Porter over here and being very disappointed. It was a completely different beer compared to what I'd had in England.
Landlord is a good solid ale. One thing I find is that it varies from year to year in taste. I don't know if it is the Golden Promise malt but it seems to swing with the seasons. The one thing it has going wrong with it is that Madonna said it was her favorite beer a few years ago and that riled the locals up a bit. Regardless, it is a much better out of a hand pump thna it is out of a bottle.
So, I went a little crazy. I picked up the following, and what I'm thinking of making with them:
Motueka - blonde or pale lager?
Pacific Jade - APA?
Rakau - dry-hopped wheat (maybe rye)
Green Bullet - bittering?
Super Alpha - bittering?
And I picked up some more Nelson Sauvin so I can rebrew the Nelson Brut I made last year.
Does anyone have a source they'd recommend for getting these kinds of hops? I've been googling a bit and I've seen a pretty wide range of prices.
You should really do a split batch and compare them for yourself. I'm a big fan of Denny, but I don't agree with him on everything. Taste is subjective, and you might find S-04 to be the best yeast ever, for your taste. I happen to like S-04 a lot, especially for making cider. I made a special bitter with S-04 I thought was good, but nothing fantastic. More of my friends loved that beer than any of the other beers I'd made before.
I have a large enough yard that I can simply spread the spent grain on the lawn. I basically put it in a homer bucket, use a large spoon and broadcast spread it as if I were planting wheat in the days before modern equipment. The squirrels love it and it decomposes without any issues.
The only time it has ever gotten a little ripe was a year or two ago in the spring. I had brewed quite a bit over the winter. When the snow melted I had a lot of grain on the ground and it was all wet. A little sun and a couple passes of the lawn mower got rid of it though.
I have also started using less crystal malt, and have been boiling the first gallon of run-off to half a gallon. I feel this has been improve the malt profile significantly.
You don't feel like they give you different results?