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Title: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Podo on January 09, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
Has anyone tried combining Simcoe and Amarillo together in a pale ale?  I was thinking of make one, using simcoe for bittering, then simultaneous additions at 20 min, 5 min, and flameout.  I had to scale down the simcoe to try to keep the IBUs in range for pale ale.  Right now I've got 45 IBUs calculated.  Here's what I was going to try:

9.5 lbs 2-Row
.75 lbs Crystal 40L
.5 oz simcoe 60 min
.5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 20 min
.5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 5 min
1 oz of each at flameout

 If anyone has tried this combination and has suggestions or advice, I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: pinnah on January 09, 2010, 07:39:23 PM
Excellent, I love this hop combo.  I call it Simarillo.

Looks really good to me.


I had to scale down the simcoe to try to keep the IBUs in range for pale ale. 

You <could> skip the 60 minute and just use more late to pick up the IBU
this way you could scale up the Simcoe ;)
And start at 15.

Either way, the Simarillo rocks.  Have fun.

Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Beertracker on January 09, 2010, 08:32:55 PM
Although I haven't tried that exact combo, I don't see why not. The Simcoe will give a smooth, clean bitterness & the Amarillo will give it the fruity, citrus (pommelo, tangelo) character we've all come to crave & love.  ;)
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: a10t2 on January 09, 2010, 09:17:00 PM
That combo (with an Amarillo dryhop) is my favorite APA recipe so far. In fact, I'm brewing it tomorrow or Monday. Recipe here: http://seanterrill.com/2009/07/19/behold-a-pale-ale/ (http://seanterrill.com/2009/07/19/behold-a-pale-ale/)
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: mtbrewer on January 09, 2010, 09:41:31 PM
I have 12 gallons in primary right now. Simcoe @ 60 then Amarillo the rest of the way. I have made it before, it turns out fantastic.  If it were up to me, I would skip the flameout, and dryhop instead. Any way you go, it is a great combo imho. Good luck!!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: blatz on January 10, 2010, 04:22:26 PM
thats what I do in my house pale ale recipe. 

50/50 the whole way.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Podo on January 10, 2010, 09:52:02 PM
Thanks for the feedback!  Sounds like I have some experimenting to do!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: bruck on January 10, 2010, 11:06:39 PM
Frankly you'd be stupid not to do it...
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Lynux on January 11, 2010, 04:20:02 AM
I love this combo as well, just make sure you like grapefruit!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: schristian619 on January 11, 2010, 06:00:06 PM
I love this combo for APA.  I make one very similar to yours but with all flavor aroma additions split 50/50 and dry hop 50/50.  This weekend was my first time using simcoe to bitter this, as I usually use chinook, but the difference will be marginal.
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 11, 2010, 06:15:45 PM
 I also love this combo.  I will also do a Centennial or Summit & Simcoe in a similar way if I don't have any Amarillo.  Simcoe adds a nice little twist to the classic american citrusy hop flavor.
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Podo on January 11, 2010, 07:03:02 PM
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: denny on January 11, 2010, 07:09:42 PM
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

Boy, would it ever!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: blatz on January 11, 2010, 07:37:31 PM
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

Boy, would it ever!


+1!!
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: Podo on January 12, 2010, 01:59:17 AM
Boy, you guys are making this difficult! ;D
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: redbeerman on January 12, 2010, 03:49:32 PM
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

Boy, would it ever!

An awesome combination!  I have been very pleased with beeres using this combination of hops, yum. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
Post by: tankdeer on January 12, 2010, 09:45:54 PM
That combo also plays really nicely with Centennial.