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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2013, 05:11:42 PM »
Was wondering about the Belma.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2013, 09:04:11 AM »
Is anybody noticing any desirable/undesirable flavors coming from using belma as a bittering hop? I'd love to be able to use some of the belma I ordered as a general bittering hop but I don't necessarily want to see those flavors come through in all of my beers.
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2013, 10:41:04 AM »
Is anybody noticing any desirable/undesirable flavors coming from using belma as a bittering hop? I'd love to be able to use some of the belma I ordered as a general bittering hop but I don't necessarily want to see those flavors come through in all of my beers.
My ESB came out very clean. I would not be afraid to bitter anything other than a Pil's. I think this hop will find a place with Belgian style beers.

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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2013, 10:35:14 PM »
Ok update as I just tapped the Pilsner/Belma Keg and she is a good one.
The mandarin/cutie orange flavor is definately there. I do Like this hop.
And IMO it would be great in a belgian. I hope Puterbaugh keeps it in
production. The intro price was unbeatable.
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2013, 06:08:59 AM »
I've used it in a couple beers for bittering and one used it for bittering, flavor and aroma. No weird off flavors that I detect. I also used it as a dry hop in a wild beer. Pairs really well with that funky brett character.
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2013, 07:29:08 PM »
I put it in about a 40 ibu ESB and it is not as orangy in flavor but it did
balance the malt. No weird off flavors.  I do prefer the noble hop over this FWIW
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2013, 11:11:38 AM »
I'm finally gonna use what you sent in an ale this weekend. I've been out of beer for about 6 weeks... no gumption to brew but need is overpowering my procrastination. 8)
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2013, 03:21:37 PM »
I've only used Belma once in a Saison.  I used only 4 oz. in a 5 gal. batch and got no hop flavor that I could detect.  It was an OK beer, my review is here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=15143.msg192302#msg192302

I suspected that the Total Oil (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) was low so I emailed Hops Direct and asked.  I just got the response: "The total oil content for Belma is 0.8"   So it is on the low side.  He did not give me a breakdown on the types of oils and their percentages.  Next time I will really load up the flavor additions.

For a comparison, Citra is 2.2-2.8. 
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Re: Belma Hops?!?!?
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2013, 03:54:53 PM »
After reading your thread, I realized that I neglected to say I used Lager yeast with the belma
and got that orange thang. (s-189 thanks boulderbrewer) so yes maybe it is a contribution
from the yeast hop interaction that plays interesting with Belma... :-\
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