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Offline gmac

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Would this taste like crap?
« on: September 26, 2013, 07:56:09 PM »
Told a friend I would do a brew with her next week but I'm low on base malts and may not have time to get more.

5 lbs Vienna
5 lbs wheat malt plus rice hulls.
1/2 oz Simcoe at 10
1/2 oz Citra at 10
1/2 oz Simcoe at flameout
1/2 oz Citra at flameout.
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She likes hops but not bitter. Thinking a late hopped wheat beer with pronounced hop flavour and less bitterness.
Thoughts?

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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 08:09:00 PM »
I don't think it would taste like crap, but I dunno if Simcoe would be tops on my list for a wheat beer. It's one of those hops that makes every beer taste like an IPA to me. I don't think it would taste bad, but maybe more like an APA than a hoppy wheat beer. I'd lean towards something like Amarillo, Centennial or Mosaic to pair with the Citra. That's just personal taste, though.
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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 08:14:47 PM »
I don't think it would taste like crap, but I dunno if Simcoe would be tops on my list for a wheat beer. It's one of those hops that makes every beer taste like an IPA to me. I don't think it would taste bad, but maybe more like an APA than a hoppy wheat beer. I'd lean towards something like Amarillo, Centennial or Mosaic to pair with the Citra. That's just personal taste, though.
Good point. I have all of the above as well so I can sub in Amarillo for Simcoe (I am not a big Simcoe user so I have a pound I bought and am now looking to use up).

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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 05:04:09 AM »
My wife would smell it and say "cat pee". She does not like Simcoe or Citra due to the 4MMP.


For me it would be just fine.
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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 06:47:17 AM »
+1 to subbing Amarillo for Simcoe.  Sounds good.
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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 11:02:43 AM »
It'll be good, don't listen to erock.  ;)

I brewed an IPA recently that was an equal mix, I think, of wheat, munich, and 2-row with simcoe and chinook in the boil, dry hopped with cascade and glacier. It was pretty tasty.
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Re: Would this taste like crap?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 11:49:03 AM »
Sounds good to me! Personally I agree with ERock, but that's just because I have inordinate penchant for Mosaic and Citra hops.
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