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Re: Smash IPA
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2016, 05:07:42 PM »
Are you guys talking a real APA, with real guidelines of IBUs or are you suggesting a Three Floyds Alpha King APA=American IPA.  I think a 35-40IBUs 5.8-6.2% SMaSH APA would not be terrible, but simcoe is a strong hop in my opinion.
That's just what I want to find out for myself.  My main goal is to evaluate one hop while at the same time try this hop bursting thingy I've been hearing about. 


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Re: Smash IPA
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2016, 09:15:53 PM »
So I came across this post about bittering with simcoe.  Although it would go against the smash idea, I'm now thinking of bittering with something neutral.  Magnum, Columbus, etc.  any thoughts on this?

https://www.maltosefalcons.com/blogs/david-lester/my-lovehate-relationship-simcoe-hops


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Re: Smash IPA
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2016, 06:30:27 PM »
Columbus is NOT neutral.
Magnum is great, and quite neutral.
Perle and Hallertaur are other good clean hops for this sort of thing.
IMO, Perle is a very under-appreciated hop with some great properties.
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Re: Smash IPA
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2016, 09:15:01 PM »
Columbus is NOT neutral.
Magnum is great, and quite neutral.
Perle and Hallertaur are other good clean hops for this sort of thing.
IMO, Perle is a very under-appreciated hop with some great properties.
Ill stick with magnum then.  Think I remember Beechum mentioning using magnum during his brewing on the ones talk at NHC few years back 


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