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Title: Habanero Friendly Hops
Post by: rodwha on February 03, 2019, 03:56:12 AM
Were you making a habanero beer what hop(s) would you use for a hoppy style of beer?

I used 100% Centennial in my strong ale and felt that I couldn’t discern either flavor, which wasn’t bad, but seemed to meld together into something I couldn’t recognize. I’m not sure if it’s a something to consider or not but I feel I’d almost prefer a hop that’s more habanero flavored. And though that’s a tall order as far as I know I’d still like to hear ideas of hops that would play nicely. Recommendations?
Title: Re: Habanero Friendly Hops
Post by: jeffy on February 03, 2019, 03:55:52 PM
Were you making a habanero beer what hop(s) would you use for a hoppy style of beer?

I used 100% Centennial in my strong ale and felt that I couldn’t discern either flavor, which wasn’t bad, but seemed to meld together into something I couldn’t recognize. I’m not sure if it’s a something to consider or not but I feel I’d almost prefer a hop that’s more habanero flavored. And though that’s a tall order as far as I know I’d still like to hear ideas of hops that would play nicely. Recommendations?
I would go with tropical fruit forward hops like Citra or something similar, maybe South American.  Stay away from strong, harsh bittering hops.
Title: Re: Habanero Friendly Hops
Post by: chezteth on February 04, 2019, 06:33:50 PM
Were you making a habanero beer what hop(s) would you use for a hoppy style of beer?

I used 100% Centennial in my strong ale and felt that I couldn’t discern either flavor, which wasn’t bad, but seemed to meld together into something I couldn’t recognize. I’m not sure if it’s a something to consider or not but I feel I’d almost prefer a hop that’s more habanero flavored. And though that’s a tall order as far as I know I’d still like to hear ideas of hops that would play nicely. Recommendations?
I've brewed an imperial IPA with the 7 "C" hops then added a tincture made with fresh habaneros. It works out very well. I also agree that tropical fruity hops would also work well.

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Brandon

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Title: Re: Habanero Friendly Hops
Post by: Pope of Dope on February 04, 2019, 11:34:36 PM
I think it's whatever you want. But I'll throw in an opinion: how about amarillo? Floral and grapefruit to pair with the spice.
Title: Re: Habanero Friendly Hops
Post by: rodwha on February 05, 2019, 02:12:06 AM
Thanks for all the input fellas!