Hasn't DNA testing shown US Tettnang to actually be Fuggles?
Yep. Tastes like it, too.
This is interesting to hear because I've been using US Tettnang in German lagers (perhaps based on Paul's recommendation) and have been really pleased with the results. The beers have also performed well in competitions.
Sounds like some triangle tests are in order!
let's do it!
I'm making a Helles this Friday and was planning on using US Tettnang to give it a try. Would we all need to brew the same recipe or just make some light lagers using the same hops?
The best way would be for you to make double the wort and do two boils, one using US Tettnang and one using Fuggles. When the beers are done, have someone serve you three unmarked samples, two of which are the same beer. See if you can tell what's what.
If different brewers, systems, batches, etc., are involved, it's hard to tell if any differences between the beers were caused by the hops as opposed to some other factor.