« on: January 08, 2017, 10:09:36 PM »
The thing about Summit is that the tangerine character is so great that the onion thing makes it like a giant tease. I just picked up some Summit hop shot in hopes that it will somehow not have that savory onion/asiago thing going on.IPAs are the autotuned pop music of the brewing world. Flashy. Popular. Uninspired and requiring very little talent to produce.
A big dose of hops can cover a multitude of sins. I still enjoy a balanced symphony of hop flavor. My brewing opinion is that any hop that has the potential for catty, garlic, onion...is not a good hop and should be eradicated from the hop fields.
Although some exceptions exist, but remembering the acceptable uses can be tricky. For instance summit hops are great as a bittering hop, and when used this way they impart no onion/garlic flavor.
IIRC, the general consensus, and from my own experience, when using actual hops (vs hopshot) don't use the summits less than 45 minutes in the boil, unless maybe at 1 or 0 minutes, and you might also be ok using them as a dry hop, and that if the onion/garlic appears from the late/dry additions that it should fade after 2 - 4 weeks in the keg. Do I have that right?
I'm intrigued by the summit hopshot. I'd love to hear what you learn, however you decide to use it.