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Offline sparkleberry

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centennial hops
« on: February 14, 2012, 03:24:52 PM »
it's my new favorite hop.  i've always loved stone ruination ipa and i finally got around to brewing with some.  i just bottled an apa sunday that is tasty as all-get-out and can't wait for it to carbonate.

anyway, what hops are people blending with centennial for amazingness in any style?  i was thinking about maybe mixing with some amarillo...

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 03:27:40 PM »
I've used Amarillo, Citra and Sorachi Ace in various combinations but a single hopped beer with all Centennial is pretty darn good.

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 03:34:27 PM »
columbus, centennial and amarillo are excellent in combination, and a little simcoe at flame out too.
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 03:47:58 PM »
What the Major said... Amarillo, CTZ, simcoe... delicious.
I have an Oregon Malt Pale coming ready that is dryhopped with Centennial. Can't wait for the weekend!
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 03:51:47 PM »
I've been blending centennial with citra for my 20 minute flavor addition in my AIPA. Awesome combo!
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 03:56:41 PM »
Yes all of the above, and some Chinook too..

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 04:02:50 PM »
When I do an American Amber or Brown I like to use equal parts Centennial and Willamette for the late additions.

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 04:23:15 PM »
columbus, centennial and amarillo are excellent in combination, and a little simcoe at flame out too.

+1

This is my favorite combo.

I've even blended chinook in with it.
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 05:56:52 PM »
I've found that too much Cents give my beer an unpleasant candy-like sweetness, so I've started to shy away from them.  Maybe I just need to crank up the sulfates with some water treatment.

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 07:07:36 PM »
thanks fellas. this is all great news and input.

back to the "war room big board."

cheers and thanks.
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 08:27:35 PM »
Anybody tried the Fort George 1811 Lager?
They use Centennial with Saaz and ferment a little warmer than usual for a lager.  I'm having one now and I'm really enjoying it, a bit 'steamy' with a great hop-pop.
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 08:43:11 PM »
Good old fashion cascade is a good hop to blend with centennial and easy to acquire.  Have you ever had Firestone Walker's Pale 31 or Union Jack?  Essentially both beers are a 50/50 late and dry hop blend of cascade and centennial.  Both beers are absolutely fantastic!

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 08:54:46 PM »
Love the FW Union Jack, am underwhelmed by the Pale 31. So far, the only FW variety I haven't really enjoyed.
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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 02:16:33 AM »
I'll bet a cent, Nelson Sauvin, Sorachi Ace blend would rock. Maybe a bit of Columbus for bittering.

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Re: centennial hops
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2012, 05:44:46 AM »
I've found that too much Cents give my beer an unpleasant candy-like sweetness, so I've started to shy away from them.  Maybe I just need to crank up the sulfates with some water treatment.

Really? Maybe it is your source? Mine are always bright, clean and citrusy. I do like to blend them with columbus at the very least because they can be a little one dimensional on their own.
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