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Dry Hopping Advice
« on: October 08, 2013, 05:50:58 PM »
I have a Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale fermenting along that I hopped with Galena and Willamette hops. I have 2 oz of Fuggles pellets that I want to use up and was thinking of dry hopping my batch with them.  Will there be any flavor clash with that combo of hops? 

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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 07:27:54 PM »
I pretty much use Willamette and Fuggles interchangeably. Willamette has a touch of citrus to it, but is otherwise real close to Fuggles. I think it would be a nice choice for a Black IPA.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 07:49:42 PM »
I love Willamette. The citrus note is lemony to me rather than the typical grapefruit of others. Works great in a lot of styles. Especially blonde

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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »
I love Willamette. The citrus note is lemony to me rather than the typical grapefruit of others. Works great in a lot of styles. Especially blonde

Wow!  All I get from Willamette/Fuggles is wood and dirt.  Perceptions are interesting, huh?
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
I had an all-Fuggles IPA the other day and thought of you Denny.  It was certainly earthy but not at all bad.  Didn't get a lot of citrus either.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 10:05:10 AM »
I had an all-Fuggles IPA the other day and thought of you Denny.  It was certainly earthy but not at all bad.  Didn't get a lot of citrus either.

I use a whole lot of Fuggles and "earthy" is exactly how I would describe it.  "Dirt" sounds so negative.

Willamette is a pretty good substitute, so there shouldn't be any clash.  Never used Galena that I know of so I can't comment there.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2013, 10:59:53 AM »
I love Willamette. The citrus note is lemony to me rather than the typical grapefruit of others. Works great in a lot of styles. Especially blonde

Wow!  All I get from Willamette/Fuggles is wood and dirt.  Perceptions are interesting, huh?
I stopped using Willamette because of the metallic taste I got (and judges in competitions got).  I doubt this would be an issue with dry hops though.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »
I had an all-Fuggles IPA the other day and thought of you Denny.  It was certainly earthy but not at all bad.  Didn't get a lot of citrus either.

I use a whole lot of Fuggles and "earthy" is exactly how I would describe it.  "Dirt" sounds so negative.

Willamette is a pretty good substitute, so there shouldn't be any clash.  Never used Galena that I know of so I can't comment there.

I recently brewed a "legacy" batch of my Noti Brown Ale recipe.  It uses a lot of Willamettes and over the years I'd switched them out for other hops.  It was the first recipe I ever won with, so I thought I'd revisit it in the original form.  I could immedialtely taste the earthy, dirt, whatever you want to call it.  I gave some to 2 friends, both BJCP, and that was the first thing they commented on.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 11:30:27 AM »
I only use them dry and in brews under 50 ibu.

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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 11:32:55 AM »
I recently brewed a "legacy" batch of my Noti Brown Ale recipe.  It uses a lot of Willamettes and over the years I'd switched them out for other hops.  It was the first recipe I ever won with, so I thought I'd revisit it in the original form.  I could immedialtely taste the earthy, dirt, whatever you want to call it.  I gave some to 2 friends, both BJCP, and that was the first thing they commented on.

Was their comment negative?  I'm assuming so.  I get the earthy taste but to me it's not a negative.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2013, 11:39:39 AM »
I had an all-Fuggles IPA the other day and thought of you Denny.  It was certainly earthy but not at all bad.  Didn't get a lot of citrus either.


I use a whole lot of Fuggles and "earthy" is exactly how I would describe it.  "Dirt" sounds so negative.

Willamette is a pretty good substitute, so there shouldn't be any clash.  Never used Galena that I know of so I can't comment there.

I recently brewed a "legacy" batch of my Noti Brown Ale recipe.  It uses a lot of Willamettes and over the years I'd switched them out for other hops.  It was the first recipe I ever won with, so I thought I'd revisit it in the original form.  I could immedialtely taste the earthy, dirt, whatever you want to call it.  I gave some to 2 friends, both BJCP, and that was the first thing they commented on.
I brewed that last year Denny and replaced the Willamette with Chinook ( loosely ala Arrogant Bastard).  It came out pretty good.  Great malt base.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 11:43:14 AM »
I get earth and spice. I make a session smash with willamette a couple of times a year.

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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
I had an all-Fuggles IPA the other day and thought of you Denny.  It was certainly earthy but not at all bad.  Didn't get a lot of citrus either.

I use a whole lot of Fuggles and "earthy" is exactly how I would describe it.  "Dirt" sounds so negative.

Willamette is a pretty good substitute, so there shouldn't be any clash.  Never used Galena that I know of so I can't comment there.

I recently brewed a "legacy" batch of my Noti Brown Ale recipe.  It uses a lot of Willamettes and over the years I'd switched them out for other hops.  It was the first recipe I ever won with, so I thought I'd revisit it in the original form.  I could immedialtely taste the earthy, dirt, whatever you want to call it.  I gave some to 2 friends, both BJCP, and that was the first thing they commented on.

Stay away from X-462 then, had it recently at a well known brewpub that makes a beer called Hop 2 It.  Both of us got earthy, herbal. Finish was a surprise, chocolate like. The beer was pale, so no dark malts.

This might make a white stout.!  ;D
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 12:14:34 PM »
I recently brewed a "legacy" batch of my Noti Brown Ale recipe.  It uses a lot of Willamettes and over the years I'd switched them out for other hops.  It was the first recipe I ever won with, so I thought I'd revisit it in the original form.  I could immedialtely taste the earthy, dirt, whatever you want to call it.  I gave some to 2 friends, both BJCP, and that was the first thing they commented on.

Was their comment negative?  I'm assuming so.  I get the earthy taste but to me it's not a negative.

They didn't exactly go "EWWWW, this is terrible".  But I got the impression they didn't care for it.  But like everything else involving taste, it's subjective.
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Re: Dry Hopping Advice
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2013, 12:20:41 PM »
This might make a white stout.!  ;D

DO NOT go there!  :)
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