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Offline barney

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Bad Amarillo
« on: February 25, 2012, 04:45:38 AM »
Both some craft brewers and homebrewers in Sweden are dissatisfied with the last crop of Amarillo. Lacks  citrusaroma - more grassy and flowery than expected. Did they send the bad stuff to Europe and kept the the rest for the homeland?
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 12:11:23 PM »
It could be that what was sent was harvested late. That could account for the less than stellar characterisics. Or they could have had a bad boat ride.
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 12:12:38 PM »
I've heard one other person say that, but they were in the US.  The Amarillo I bought last fall are great.
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 12:21:02 PM »
I have yet to make my Amarillo ale with this years hops, thse are still frozen, so I can't say.

The Hallertau Mittlefrueh whole hops are full of seeds this year.  I had to ask myself, did they say - "Defekt, send to America." The Germans don't like seeds in their hops.
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 06:59:42 PM »
The Amarillo I bought last fall are great.

+1

I bought a pound last fall, and it is some of the best Amarillo I've smelled and tasted.
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 12:15:15 PM »
Have not used any of mine either, but I just cracked my sack of whole flower this morning.
Smelled OK, not overly pungent.
Not really fresh green color and definitely lots of brown, dried out prior to harvest flowers.

Defekt. ;D

Today I am going to pair with Sorachi Cent and Simcoe, so I hope I don't notice any ill effects. :o




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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 08:51:16 AM »
I've heard one other person say that, but they were in the US.  The Amarillo I bought last fall are great.

+1, picked up 2 lbs of them and use them in quite a few beers. They were great I thought, full of citrus and tropical fruit notes.
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Re: Bad Amarillo
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 02:11:53 PM »
...I just cracked my sack...
Ouch.
Today I am going to pair with Sorachi Cent and Simcoe, so I hope I don't notice any ill effects. :o
Excepting drinking too many pints of citrusy goodness.

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