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Title: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: erockrph on June 21, 2013, 04:30:51 PM
I'm getting ready to brew another round of small-batch, single-hopped brews. (See this post for the results of my first round last year: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=13485.0 ) I have a bunch of hops in the freezer that I want to trial, but I won't have time to get to them all in this run. The varieties listed below are definitely in. I'm thinking I should be able to get at least 7 or 8 batches in, so I thought I'd let everyone here vote on what varieties you'd like to see some tasting notes on.

After I finish the definites below I'll start brewing using whatever gets the most votes here. I'll post my detailed tasting notes once the beers are ready.

Definitely in:
Mosaic
Meridian
El Dorado
Belma
Legacy
Summer
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: hoser on June 21, 2013, 04:38:21 PM
I'd sub the apollo for the belma.  Based on tasting beers I and others have brewed I think you will be disappointed in the Belma. Not much to it from a flavor/aroma profile.  Better as a bittering hop.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: erockrph on June 21, 2013, 05:56:40 PM
I'd sub the apollo for the belma.  Based on tasting beers I and others have brewed I think you will be disappointed in the Belma. Not much to it from a flavor/aroma profile.  Better as a bittering hop.

Well, since I already have a pound in my freezer I still need to try it out. Not every hop needs to be a super-oily IPA bomb to have a place in my brewery. Motueka is a good example - it finds a way into a lot of my hoppy beers even though I'm using it with Citra or something else that will generally overpower it. It still plays a nice supporting role.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: kmccaf on June 22, 2013, 07:06:43 PM
I voted for Glacier because I'd like to see your notes on them in a single hop brew. I use them all the time, but I still have a tough time pinpointing them in a brew. Crystal is perhaps my favorite hop due to its versatility. It can throw quite a punch on its own, as I found out when I was drinking Two Brother's Heavy Handed IPA last year, some packages of which were single hopped with Crystal.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: reverseapachemaster on June 22, 2013, 10:53:34 PM
I see two other sterling votes. Here I thought I was the only person who still enjoys sterling.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: chumley on July 02, 2013, 03:41:02 AM
I elected not to vote, as Cluster was not on the list.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: BrewArk on July 02, 2013, 04:28:17 AM
I elected not to vote, as Cluster was not on the list.
+1
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: djsanta on July 02, 2013, 06:49:16 AM
I make a single hop IPA with Apollo and it's always a big hit.  Some people say it can have sulfur notes, but I've not experienced them.  Great flavor and aroma, and at 18+% AA a little goes a long way!
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: erockrph on July 11, 2013, 07:54:21 PM
Brewday today. Got 8 batches done. I must say I'm pretty impressed with how fast i was able to crank these batches out. Turned on the stove at 9am, and took this pic at 2:30:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3TbRn8xW8tI/Ud8MUpjAOxI/AAAAAAAAEBM/DzNgo7gv6vI/s1600/CameraZOOM-20130711142914552.jpg)

The batches used: Mosaic, Meridian, El Dorado, Legacy, Belma, Summer, Sterling and Apollo.

I should have my tasting notes up in a month or so
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: beersk on July 11, 2013, 08:38:43 PM
Nice work! All US-05 I take it? Split a couple packets up somehow?
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 11, 2013, 09:34:54 PM
Nice work! All US-05 I take it? Split a couple packets up somehow?
+1.  Awesome work !   I look forward to your tasting notes.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: fmader on July 11, 2013, 11:56:56 PM
I'm curious about the meridian. I have a pound of it and haven't used any yet.
Title: Re: Single hopped beers - taking requests
Post by: erockrph on July 12, 2013, 12:21:08 AM
Nice work! All US-05 I take it? Split a couple packets up somehow?

Yep. A little over 2 grams in each. Last time I made a big starter and pitched a couple tablespoons of slurry in each, so that's another option.