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Title: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: NorthernIke on January 04, 2010, 05:40:12 PM
I'm going to be brewing a bunch of lagers in the next several weeks.  I am going to be ordering a few pounds from Hopsdirect.com, and I want to get a versatile hop for use in everything from Helles to Dopplebock.  What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: denny on January 04, 2010, 06:02:10 PM
Mt. Hood for me.
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: NorthernIke on January 04, 2010, 06:29:04 PM
Mt. Hood for me.

Are you just showing your Oregonian pride Denny?   ;)

I will be atop said mountain next week for some snowboarding...can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: denny on January 04, 2010, 06:35:46 PM
Maybe a bit, but at least partially because since they're grown around here I can always get really fresh ones.

You be careful on that mountain, dude!
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: blatz on January 04, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
Definitely Mt. Hood. 

But, hopsdirect does have US Hallertau, US Tettnang and GR Hersbrucker and GR Tradition available.

I've not used the US Hall before, but have used all the rest - they are great hops - I might even like the US Tett better than GR Tett simple from a freshness perspective...



Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: denny on January 04, 2010, 07:35:15 PM
I might even like the US Tett better than GR Tett simple from a freshness perspective...

I agree.  The last 2 batches of pils I've made were with all US Tett and they're great hops.
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: yugamrap on January 04, 2010, 08:55:51 PM
Mt. Hood for me.
+1
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: redbeerman on January 05, 2010, 05:40:19 PM
The US Tett are good, they have a nice spiciness to them.  I didn't care for the US Hallertau from last year though, they were a bit too grassy, OK in the boil, but not for aroma.
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: bluesman on January 05, 2010, 05:46:15 PM
The US Tett are good, they have a nice spiciness to them.  I didn't care for the US Hallertau from last year though, they were a bit too grassy, OK in the boil, but not for aroma.

+1

I also like to use Mt Hood as a sub as well.
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: uthristy on January 07, 2010, 12:10:45 AM
I used Saphir in a Full Sail Amber clone(byo) in place of hallertau , really liked the aroma.

Saphir (GR) Pellet Hops
a/a 4.5%

      This hop has a low alpha acid content and is very well suited as an aroma hop for the finest European style lagers.A true jewel of the noble hop family with a refined aroma & a mild flavor. Sweet & clean citrus aroma that has a hint of tangerine
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: Beertracker on January 08, 2010, 07:43:21 PM
If we're talking US cultivars then I'd recommend Crytsal or Ultra, but Mt. Hood does have a huge brewery following for this purpose. I'm also a fan of Liberty, but it can sometimes be too spicy for late additions.  ;) 
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: ndcube on January 08, 2010, 08:13:42 PM
Anyone used the US Hallertau?
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 08, 2010, 08:55:18 PM
The aroma from Vangaurd is much like H. Mittlefruh.

The others are all good too.
Title: Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
Post by: karlh on January 09, 2010, 02:25:21 AM
I use Mt. Hood as my hallertau sub. as well