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Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:19:35 PM »
These hops are very old. A friend of mine gave me this bag of hops a while back and I forgot what they were. Can I identify these hops by these markings on this hop union bag? I'm planning on making a Lambic with these old hops.

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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 02:34:17 PM »
How about "Hallertauer Northern Brewer"? 

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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
That makes sense a lot of sense.
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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 09:03:49 AM »
IS there even a "Hallertauer Northern Brewer"?  NBs grown in Hallertau?  Might be....

Why not contact Hop Union?
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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 09:10:28 AM »
IS there even a "Hallertauer Northern Brewer"? 

pretty certain their is.  I have seen it a few times before, but yes, just email or call HU.
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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 09:22:15 AM »
IS there even a "Hallertauer Northern Brewer"? 

pretty certain their is.  I have seen it a few times before, but yes, just email or call HU.

Yep there is, I've used them before.  Though I can't remember the last time I saw them available

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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 09:57:58 AM »
IS there even a "Hallertauer Northern Brewer"? 

pretty certain their is.  I have seen it a few times before, but yes, just email or call HU.

Found this on HowToBrew.com

Name: Northern Brewer
Grown: UK, US, Germany (called Hallertauer NB), and other areas (growing region affects profile greatly)

Profile: Hallertauer NB has a fine, fragrant aroma; Dry, clean bittering hop

Usage: Bittering and finishing for a wide variety of beers

Example: Old Peculiar (bittering), Anchor Liberty (bittering), Anchor Steam (bittering, flavoring, aroma)

AA Range: 7 - 10%

Substitute: Perle

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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 10:01:12 AM »
OK, so know we now that there is a Hallertauer Northern Brewer.  But is that what HNB on the bag stands for?  Maybe.....
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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012, 05:27:11 PM »
I would still contact Hop Union and ask.

Are you sure they are old enough for a lambic?  Five years is a while, but they are pellets in a mylar bag.  If they've been kept cold in an unopened bag I think you will get more out of them than you want.
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Re: Help identifying these Hop Union Hops
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 07:14:56 PM »
I just thought I would ask you fellas before contacting hop union.  I messed up, and should of contacted hop union before brewing this dam lambic.

Dang, These hops have been in the freezer since 2007 and the dam hops kept their bitterness.  I used 2.25oz in a 7 gallon batch and was shooting for about 10 IBU's but pro mash calculated it to be more like 50 IBU's and it tastes like 50 IBU's. So i'm suspecting the AA were around 8%. I guess it's not a lambic any longer.     
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