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Offline rbowers

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Nelson Pairings
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:15:14 PM »
I picked up some Nelson Sauvin hops recently and haven't used them yet.  I am going to brew up a big base wort and split it between an English and American IPA.  The NS is going in the American side- I have heard good pairings with Simcoe.  I brewed an IPA recently that was heavy on the citrus/fruit side recently and wanted to swing back more towards some pine notes.  I was thinking of pairing the NS with some Simcoe and Chinook as flavor/dry hop/flameout additions.  I use magnum for most bittering additions.  Any thoughts?
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Offline erockrph

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Re: Nelson Pairings
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 08:55:43 PM »
To me, Nelson has a very distinct vinous character that can dominate other hops. Nelson is great as the lead player in an IPA, but if you want other hops to cut through the mix you might consider rolling back the amount of Nelson a bit. I think Nelson/Simcoe/Chinook will make a killer IPA.
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Re: Nelson Pairings
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 07:12:07 AM »
I think Nelson/Simcoe/Chinook will make a killer IPA.

+1.  I recently went with a Mosaic and Nelson pairing.  Still fermenting.
Good luck.