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Offline sparkleberry

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challenger hops
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:33:51 PM »
i just found 8oz of challenger in my freezer and can't remember why I bought them. I am now taking suggestions/thoughts/comments on how to best use these hops.

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Offline nateo

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Re: challenger hops
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 07:35:47 PM »
They're garbage. Send them to me I'll properly dispose of them.
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Re: challenger hops
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 07:47:57 PM »
If it were me I'd go ESB or English Pale Ale. Pick a UK-style ale recipe you like and swap these for the Goldings. Decent UK bittering hop as well.
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Re: challenger hops
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 06:45:14 AM »
I like that hop.  I use it for bittering in higher-IBU and/or stronger English ales.  Use it for bittering in an ESB, with late EKG and a dry hop of Styrian.  Yum.
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Re: challenger hops
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 07:29:57 AM »
One CAMRA award winner is Coniston Bluebird Bitter, all Challenger hops. I did a similar beer several years back and liked it. Beer discription says "orange fruit aroma from the Challenger hops".

http://www.conistonbrewery.com/coniston-ales.htm
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