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Aroma hop question
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:14:01 AM »
I have a Citra hopped IPA one week into fermentation. I am planning on dry hopping it. I was going to use Cascades for the dry hop but noticed I have 2 oz of Kent Goldings on hand. Any opinions on which of these would be better?
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 08:45:40 AM »
I vote Cascade.
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 09:17:01 AM »
I'll second that vote.
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 09:32:58 AM »
Me too. Cascade has better aroma qualities than KG, IMHO. I use KG for bittering/flavor.
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 11:15:11 AM »
Cascade seems like a better match for the citra than the goldings would be.  i'd use the cascades.
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 05:25:28 PM »
Thankyou for your responses. I went with the Cascades as originally intended. I don't know how I got these goldings. I am guessing from a recipe kit I modified some time ago. Any suggestions on what to do with them?
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 05:34:30 PM »
Thankyou for your responses. I went with the Cascades as originally intended. I don't know how I got these goldings. I am guessing from a recipe kit I modified some time ago. Any suggestions on what to do with them?

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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 10:08:48 PM »
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 07:24:42 AM »
How old are the Goldings?

Those buggers aren't as intense as American varietals, so they lose their luster pretty quickly.
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Re: Aroma hop question
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 09:08:26 AM »
I don't know how old they are. I don't know how I got them. Probably in a recipe kit I modified. I just found them in the freezer when I was getting my cascades and wondered about using them.
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