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Offline redzim

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Amarillo
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:04:17 PM »
What does Amarillo go well with? I've got about 10oz sitting in the freezer doing not much of anything.  I'm thinking of it a basic American IPA. I'm a big fan of all-Centennial IPAs, what about mixing Amarillo 50/50 with Cents? Or are they best used at a certain point in the boil, like flavor or aroma? 

Other hops I have on hand (in case anyone sees anything that pairs nicely with Amarillo) are Columbus, Cascade, Magnum, Mittlefruh, Tettnang, and Willamette.  (And Saaz but that's going in my Bo Pils this week)

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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 04:48:51 PM »
Amarillo is my favorite flavor hop in IPA's and APA's.  It's also has a great citrus aroma.  I like it with Simcoe (enjoying one while I type).  I've used it with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook with good results as well.  It will go nice with Centennial, but to get a nice sense of the flavor maybe try bittering with Magnum and use the Amarillo for flavor and aroma additions.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 04:52:13 PM »

APA - Use Magnum or Columbus to bitter and let er rip with the Amarillo....

I see a lot of Amarillo with Simcoe combinations.  I'm doing a Gumballhead style brew this weekend with these and Warrior to bitter with.....

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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 04:52:54 PM »
Amarillo is my favorite flavor hop in IPA's and APA's.  It's also has a great citrus aroma.  I like it with Simcoe (enjoying one while I type).  I've used it with Columbus, Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook with good results as well.  It will go nice with Centennial, but to get a nice sense of the flavor maybe try bittering with Magnum and use the Amarillo for flavor and aroma additions.
+1.  Goes well with all those.  Just used it with Centennial and Mosaic in an IPA.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 09:16:30 PM »
I think the right answer is "anything".
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 09:34:29 PM »
I did a couple batches of pale ale that was 50 Maris/50 2 row and 50 centennial/50 Amarillo. great beer. I also just first wort hopped an ipa with 50 amarillo/50 centennial and used simcoe and warrior all late. it's pretty tasty.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 03:18:33 AM »
Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial is my holy trinity for APA's and IPA's.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 04:04:06 AM »
Can you even find Amarillo?  I havent been able to find any online or in stores until I wandered into a LHBS in a neighboring state that somehow had 36 oz of pellets.  I bought them all!

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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 04:49:35 AM »
I recently brewed a beer primarily with Amarillo and Nelson Souvin, then dry-hopped with an equal amount of both. The Nelson dominates, but it's a nice combination.

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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 05:13:23 AM »
Can you even find Amarillo?  I havent been able to find any online or in stores until I wandered into a LHBS in a neighboring state that somehow had 36 oz of pellets.  I bought them all!

They're a good year+ old (been vac-packed in a -15*F freezer)


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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 05:46:25 AM »
Gumballhead from 3 Floyds is one of my favorite beers, and I'm pretty sure its hopped with Amarillo exclusively.

This is a great hop for more delicate beers: session pales, american wheat, etc.

I've always wanted to use it in an "American Bitter", basically building an ordinary bitter wort with Amarillo instead of EKG.
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 06:12:39 AM »
I've always wanted to use it in an "American Bitter", basically building an ordinary bitter wort with Amarillo instead of EKG.

That's kind of what I brewed last night - the West Coast Bitter from this forum. Hopped with Warrior, Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook & Citra. It smelled real nice. (read in Cousin Eddie's voice from Christmas Vacation)
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 06:53:05 AM »
What does Amarillo go well with?

Short answer - everything. There is a reason Amarillo is used so often by commercial brewers and sells out so quickly from the hop suppliers. I have yet to find a hop combination it doesn't work with. It works great in hoppy styles, and it works well as an accent hop in lower levels for other styles as well.

My favorite combos so far:
Simcoe-Amarillo-Citra
Motueka-Amarillo-Caliente
Amarillo-Columbus-Ultra
Motueka-Amarillo-Mosaic-Citra
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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013, 05:32:41 AM »
So to bump this thread up, as I want to brew an IPA next week, would anyone recommend trying something like this. I would do 11 gallons of around 1.060 beer.

(my Amarillo is 6.9% and my Magnums are 14.1%)

-bitter (60 min) with Magnum to around 20-25 IBUs (1.00-1.25 oz)
-15 IBU of Amarillo at 20 min (2.50 oz)
-10 IBU of Amarillo at 5 min (5.00 oz)
-dry hop with Amarillo (let's say 1 oz per 5 gal corny)

that would use up my 10oz and give me a nice idea of what Amarillo is all about...



 

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Re: Amarillo
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 05:45:59 AM »
Looks like it's going to be very Amarillo....y....  Go for it!
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