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Title: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: wamille on August 03, 2011, 04:21:00 am
I'm getting ready to make a hoppy IPA soon and was hoping to get some ideas on the best way to use low cohumulone hops in the hop mix.  Furthermore, I can't seem to find a chart that fully lists the sprectrum of low cohumulone hops.  I have Warrior and Glacier on hand and know they are low cohumulone, but would like to have a full listing.  I know there are many, but a definitive source would be great.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: denny on August 03, 2011, 09:38:08 am
Magnum and Horizon are my go to low cohumulone hops. That said, I personally don't care for any low cohumulone hop in IPA.  I want more "slap"!
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: a10t2 on August 03, 2011, 09:40:49 am
The HopUnion varietal book gives typical analyses for almost all domestic (and quite a few foreign) hops.

http://www.hopunion.com/hopunion-variety-databook.pdf
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: majorvices on August 03, 2011, 04:09:42 pm
Ahtanum is supposed to be a low co-humulone version of cascade. I've used it in a few side, experimental beers.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: jivetyrant on August 04, 2011, 06:15:03 am
I just (unintentionally) brewed a lo-co IPA.  I used Citra as my primary bittering hop (22-24%) and Ahtanum (30-35%) as my primary flavor/aroma hop.  I will be also be dry hopping with Ahtanum, hopefully by the end of the week if the beer clears up a bit.  I'll let you know how it goes!
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: jlap on August 04, 2011, 07:02:38 am
I use Warrior a lot to bitter hoppy american styles - crazy high alpha acid so you don't have to use much.   For IPA's I typically blend Warrior (or Horizon) with Chinook at around 50/50.  Depends somewhat on the total intended IBU's of the beer.  I don't like a really punchy bitterness so I usually only go up to 30 or 40 IBU with the Chinook.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 04, 2011, 07:47:37 am
One should add the following to a low Cohumulone list, in addition to the mentioned Glacier, Horizon and Warrior..

Simcoe  15-20%
Vangaurd  14-16%


Ahtanum at 30-35% is not in the low range, heck that is Chinook territory.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: majorvices on August 04, 2011, 08:18:56 am
I guess I have old information
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Ahtanum. Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering.. Aroma/bittering. Has much lower co-humulone than Cascade, so should be less harsh..

Looking at the hop dada base it is basically the same as cascade.  Don't care for Ahtanum much anyway.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 04, 2011, 09:02:41 pm
The HopUnion varietal book gives typical analyses for almost all domestic (and quite a few foreign) hops.

http://www.hopunion.com/hopunion-variety-databook.pdf
Thank you for the link.
Title: Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
Post by: skyler on August 13, 2011, 03:02:17 pm
Simcoe, Summit, Magnum, Apollo, and Amarillo are all pretty good Lo-co hops for bittering, though it seems like "waisting" them if they are hard-to-find dual-use hops.