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Title: hops
Post by: jaybeerman on September 30, 2010, 10:17:18 PM
Well, it’s nearing fall and I’m craving beers that I don't typically want/have.  For example, a good malty, super hoppy, English pale/bitter sounds pretty enticing.  This got me thinking about hops with berry fruitiness rather than citrus.  Are all the berry fruit style hops gone?  It seems that this variety of hops always had storage issues and problems with harsh bitterness so I guess I wouldn’t be too surprised if they had all disappeared from the market.  Anyway, I hardly ever see pacific gem, bullion, brewers gold or brambling cross anymore?  Did anyone else like these hops too? Am I forgeting any varieties? Cheers,  j
Title: Re: hops
Post by: tschmidlin on September 30, 2010, 10:34:44 PM
You can get whole or pellet buillion from hops direct:
http://www.hopsdirect.com/detail.src?SKU=HBUL&Category=Leaf%20Hops
http://www.hopsdirect.com/detail.src?SKU=HBUP&Category=Pellet%20Hops

And you can get whole Pacific Gem here:
http://hopstoyou.com/leaf.html
Title: Re: hops
Post by: jaybeerman on September 30, 2010, 10:43:41 PM
You can get whole or pellet buillion from hops direct:
http://www.hopsdirect.com/detail.src?SKU=HBUL&Category=Leaf%20Hops
http://www.hopsdirect.com/detail.src?SKU=HBUP&Category=Pellet%20Hops

And you can get whole Pacific Gem here:
http://hopstoyou.com/leaf.html


Nice, I've never delt with hopstoyou before.  Have you had good luck with them?  I hate it when you buy hops from someone new and they clearly were harvested three seasons ago.  I actually have about 5 ounces of 2009 bullion (whole hops from hopsdirect) in my freezer, guess I should use them.  Thanks, j
Title: Re: hops
Post by: tschmidlin on September 30, 2010, 11:02:16 PM
I haven't ordered from hopstoyou yet, still going through what I have in my freezer.  Someone else probably has.  It would be nice if they posted the harvest year, some sites do.

You can also get some of these in pellet form from Rebel Brewer
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/categories/Brewing-Ingredients/Hops/Pellet-Hops/

I haven't ordered from them yet either, but they've been very responsive to email questions and seem to have good customer service.  Even though I'm not a customer yet.
Title: Re: hops
Post by: bluesman on October 01, 2010, 12:31:01 AM
When I make English Bitters I like to use Northern Brewer for bittering and EKG's for flavor and aroma.  I prefer my EKG's imported from the UK in whole hop form. They're hard to find right now but the 2010 crop should become available very soon I hope.
Title: Re: hops
Post by: jaybeerman on October 01, 2010, 04:16:16 AM
When I make English Bitters I like to use Northern Brewer for bittering and EKG's for flavor and aroma.  I prefer my EKG's imported from the UK in whole hop form. They're hard to find right now but the 2010 crop should become available very soon I hope.

Northern Brewer is a great all around hop and is way underrated.  What's the most ekg you've used in a bitter as finishing hops and what did you think? I like ekg just fine but I like fuggles too.  Right now I’m drinking a styrian golding bitter and it tastes like fuggles; it's hitting the spot for now.  Cheers
Title: Re: hops
Post by: bluesman on October 01, 2010, 11:36:59 AM
What's the most ekg you've used in a bitter as finishing hops and what did you think?

It really depends on the quality and freshness of the EKG's that I have on hand. For my ESB (OG=1.060), I like to add roughly 3-4oz between 30min and flameout depending on the overall pungency of the hops. I really like the floral earthy qualities that they lend.
Title: Re: hops
Post by: denny on October 01, 2010, 04:13:50 PM
Right now I’m drinking a styrian golding bitter and it tastes like fuggles

Which makes sense since Styrian Goldings are Fuggles grown in Slovenia.
Title: Re: hops
Post by: blatz on October 01, 2010, 06:21:12 PM
You can also get some of these in pellet form from Rebel Brewer
http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/categories/Brewing-Ingredients/Hops/Pellet-Hops/

I haven't ordered from them yet either, but they've been very responsive to email questions and seem to have good customer service.  Even though I'm not a customer yet.

I use rebel all the time (closest online place geographically to me) and they are top notch!
Title: Re: hops
Post by: jaybeerman on October 04, 2010, 10:44:34 PM
Right now I’m drinking a styrian golding bitter and it tastes like fuggles

Which makes sense since Styrian Goldings are Fuggles grown in Slovenia.

yep, good too
Title: Re: hops
Post by: jaybeerman on October 04, 2010, 10:47:18 PM
What's the most ekg you've used in a bitter as finishing hops and what did you think?

It really depends on the quality and freshness of the EKG's that I have on hand. For my ESB (OG=1.060), I like to add roughly 3-4oz between 30min and flameout depending on the overall pungency of the hops. I really like the floral earthy qualities that they lend.

Per 5 gallon batch or 10?  I do like heavy english hop brews.  Cheers and thanks for the responces.
Title: Re: hops
Post by: bluesman on October 05, 2010, 01:45:06 AM
What's the most ekg you've used in a bitter as finishing hops and what did you think?

It really depends on the quality and freshness of the EKG's that I have on hand. For my ESB (OG=1.060), I like to add roughly 3-4oz between 30min and flameout depending on the overall pungency of the hops. I really like the floral earthy qualities that they lend.

Per 5 gallon batch or 10?  I do like heavy english hop brews.  Cheers and thanks for the responces.


That's for five gallons.  If you prefer a high hop aroma then dry hop with 1/2 oz of Fuggles.