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Re: What's your favorite American "noble" type hop?
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2013, 12:43:42 PM »
I've been dry hopping alot lately using Zythos.I find it very pleasant.
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Re: What's your favorite American "noble" type hop?
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2013, 06:01:40 AM »
I've been dry hopping alot lately using Zythos.I find it very pleasant.

Zythos? I'm talking noble hop here! Zythos is a blend, also, and I notice some changes the last couple years.
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Re: What's your favorite American "noble" type hop?
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2014, 06:24:15 PM »
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!

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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?
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Re: What's your favorite American "noble" type hop?
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2014, 08:29:55 PM »
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.

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Re: What's your favorite American "noble" type hop?
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2014, 08:26:51 AM »
Another vote for Mt. Hood!  Easy to grow at my house.

The Crystal does not seem very noble-ish to me.

I think that Magnum used late has a lot of noble characteristics... ???  No....really.