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Styrian vs EK Goldings
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:18:33 PM »
They both end with Goldings so what's the difference?  Wait, Louis Anderson and Pamela Anderson have the same last name too... 

Looking at trying a clone that says it uses Styrian Goldings but I have EKG. 

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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 06:25:07 PM »
Styrian Goldings are fuggle-derived.  I would sub it anyway and see if you like the result.

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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 06:33:14 PM »
I like the Styrian goldings but you're going to get a different result than using the EKG.  As Tom said the Styrian is a fuggle derivative and is going to have more of those earthy flavors.  The EKG falls into the lighter, floral category.  If you're trying for a clone that calls for EKG then the Styrian probably isn't going to get you there.  It may taste great but it won't be the same.
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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 08:05:16 PM »
Styrian Goldings is Fuggles grown in Slovenia.  Earthy, herbal and slightly spicy to me.  I like this one.  It is used in English beers, one example being Timothy Taylor Landlord.

Edit - EKG is more floral to me.
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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 05:52:00 PM »
If Styrian Goldings are more "Fuggley", should I try regular old Fuggles instead of EKG if I'm trying to replace Styrian Goldings?

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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 07:09:38 PM »
If Styrian Goldings are more "Fuggley", should I try regular old Fuggles instead of EKG if I'm trying to replace Styrian Goldings?

Yep.  Or Willamette...all are pretty similar.
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Re: Styrian vs EK Goldings
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 07:51:28 AM »
If Styrian Goldings are more "Fuggley", should I try regular old Fuggles instead of EKG if I'm trying to replace Styrian Goldings?

Yep.  Or Willamette...all are pretty similar.

+1 I find Fuggles a little more intense (more "woodiness"), IMO. But Fuggles or Willamette are both work as replacements.

And, just to add the discussion, I recently brewed a SMaSH with Styrian Goldings and was surprised by how incredibly floral the sample I took tasted.. I'll be able to say more once I've bottled, but I was expecting it to be more earthy with a slight citrus taste than floral.

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