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The Perle
« on: March 05, 2012, 01:50:14 PM »
I was accidentally sent an extra 6 ounces this year.  Whole flower, American, and I think around 8%.
I rarely use this hop, mainly in a Baltic and snpa.

Just wondering what folks like to use the Perle for?
Anybody mess around with it as a late addition? 
Good hops to blend with...C hops?  Goldings?

I was thinking about using them to bitter an American Brown, and perhaps again late.  Not sure.

Thanks for your thoughts and comments!

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 02:28:06 PM »
Why, I use mine strictly for marauding...   ARRRR!

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 03:16:47 PM »
I was accidentally sent an extra 6 ounces this year.  Whole flower, American, and I think around 8%.
I rarely use this hop, mainly in a Baltic and snpa.

Just wondering what folks like to use the Perle for?
Anybody mess around with it as a late addition? 
Good hops to blend with...C hops?  Goldings?

I was thinking about using them to bitter an American Brown, and perhaps again late.  Not sure.

Thanks for your thoughts and comments!

I think this is a clone of a German noble hop, (Hallertauer?) with a very little citrusy spiciness.  I've used it in German Pils and Dortmunders.
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 03:32:23 PM »
I think this is a clone of a German noble hop, (Hallertauer?) with a very little citrusy spiciness.  I've used it in German Pils and Dortmunders.

Pretty sure it's descended from Northern Brewer and unknown male from a hop lab in Germany. It's possible it's part Hallertauer, but it's equally possible is part some-other-hop. Germans used it as an aroma hop, but the US type has pretty good juice for a bittering hop.
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 05:56:12 PM »
Perle is my go to hop for my SNPA clone.  It is the bittering hop and it melds very well with Cascade.  I just ordered a lb of Perle pellets to keep me brewing!
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 06:13:39 PM »
I've generally seen it used for bittering, but aroma-wise I'd treat it like a noble hop. If you want to try it for late additions, I'd try it in something like an Alt, a Pils or maybe a Belgian Pale.
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 06:29:02 PM »
I really liked it as an aroma hop in my Alt. I know that's not to style, but it tastes great. Other than that, I used it with Crystal and Pacific Jade as a flameout addition in my Rye beer that I brewed this weekend. Airlock smells wonderful, but I will have to wait and see if that was a wise choice. I also think it melds well with Cascade, and works great as a bittering hop for my porters and stouts. Hope that helps!

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:47:28 PM »
Thanks for the insight. 

You must make a lot of SNPA Martin! 
I was thinking of the Cascade to pair. 
Interesting that not many folks use this hop, here at least.

I see now how the Punatic got to one box....he is official now. ;D

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 06:08:03 AM »
Look on pages 36-37. Yes it is a Northen Brewer derivative. It does have a minty aroma in some beers.  I have used it in the past.  A local pub uses it in many of their beers, sometimes for bittering too.

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 07:33:41 AM »
I love flipping those pages Jeff!! 8)

US Perle on pages 24-25; says aroma hop as well.  Slightly spicy. 
I might not get crazy and just blend with Cascade.

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 10:26:27 AM »
I see now how the Punatic got to one box....he is official now. ;D

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 10:35:36 AM »
I see now how the Punatic got to one box....he is official now. ;D

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Re: The Perle
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 11:02:59 AM »
I used it in a blonde ale with Saaz.  I like that combo.  I have heard the American variety has a minty character but the German is more citrusy, spicy, and nice bittering.  (Granted my blonde was not high in biterness units).
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 11:12:55 AM »
I see now how the Punatic got to one box....he is official now. ;D

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What do the boxes mean?
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Re: The Perle
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 04:27:01 PM »
What do the boxes mean?

The more posts you have, the more yellow boxes.  When you have a stupid number of posts it reverts to one.

 ;D...apparently 3000 posts is the stupid number. :o