« on: October 25, 2015, 07:15:19 AM »
Someone near me grows Nugget and Cascade hops, and he has offered to give me a good bit. I would like to showcase these hops in a few IPA's. I need a little help getting steered toward a recipe. My ideal situation would be 3 beers, one with only Nugget, one with only cascade, and one with both.
1. Would these hops make a good single hop IPA?
2. would they work together in a beer?
3. For the cascade IPA, would I need to use a higher IBU hop for bittering (like the nugget), as I'm assuming I'd need to use a lot of hops since cascade is not generally really high IBU. And the bittering hops don't contribute to flavor, right?
4. These will be whole leaf hops, so will I need to use extra volume since whole leaf hops absorb more water, and if so how do I upsize the grain bill?
I want all three IPA's to be about equal bitterness, but to showcase the individual flavors (I'm assuming through flavor and aroma additions).