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Title: magnum
Post by: goschman on September 06, 2013, 03:52:47 PM
Everything I have read is that Magnum should really only be used for bittering.

Does anyone have a differing opinion for using Magnum for flavor/aroma?
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: denny on September 06, 2013, 03:54:42 PM
I tried using Magnum for flavor and aroma twice.  The results ranged from poor to really poor.
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: erockrph on September 06, 2013, 04:58:00 PM
I tried using Magnum for flavor and aroma twice.  The results ranged from poor to really poor.

If you use Citra with it you may end up with piss poor...
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: hoser on September 06, 2013, 05:02:24 PM
Doesn't Sierra Nevada use Magnum and Citra in their beer to make Torpedo.
Just Sayin' :P
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: goschman on September 06, 2013, 05:05:20 PM
Did not know that...interesting

Ingredients
Yeast Ale yeast
Bittering Hops Magnum
Finishing Hops Magnum, Crystal, Citra
Malts Two-row Pale, Caramel
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: denny on September 06, 2013, 05:27:50 PM
Doesn't Sierra Nevada use Magnum and Citra in their beer to make Torpedo.
Just Sayin' :P

Yes, they do.  Another reason I don't drink Torpedo.
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: AmandaK on September 06, 2013, 07:23:03 PM
Doesn't Sierra Nevada use Magnum and Citra in their beer to make Torpedo.
Just Sayin' :P

Yes, they do.  Another reason I don't drink Torpedo.

Ba-ZING!!  ;D
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 06, 2013, 07:56:32 PM
Doesn't Sierra Nevada use Magnum and Citra in their beer to make Torpedo.
Just Sayin' :P

Yes, they do.  Another reason I don't drink Torpedo.
+1.  And I think, for an AIPA, it's pretty underwhelming and malt forward.  Love most of Sierra's other beers though.
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: hoser on September 06, 2013, 08:36:16 PM
I actually enjoy Torpedo.  Too each their own.  I could have swore I heard an old BN podcast where Denny said he like dry hopping with Magnum.  Maybe my ears were playing tricks on me? :-\
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 06, 2013, 11:23:00 PM
Everything I have read is that Magnum should really only be used for bittering.

Does anyone have a differing opinion for using Magnum for flavor/aroma?
I used it in Altbier. It was German Magnum and it was pretty earthy. I would do it again but I would advice to be conservative for aroma additions.
Title: Re: magnum
Post by: denny on September 07, 2013, 04:30:43 PM
I actually enjoy Torpedo.  Too each their own.  I could have swore I heard an old BN podcast where Denny said he like dry hopping with Magnum.  Maybe my ears were playing tricks on me? :-\

They must have been!