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Offline duboman

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Time to mix up my hops
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:52:31 AM »
So I have a ton of Amarillo, Citra, Centennial, Cascade, Warrior hops both home grown and bulk pellet and am looking to get out of the fruity, citrus, typical American hop funk and would like some suggestions on other hops I should give a whirl with. I brew a variety of styles on a pretty regular basis and am not afraid of going non traditional in the hops. I do several Ales and IPA's, Belgians, Wheats, Saison and Rye styles as well as bitters.

So far my thoughts were:
Nelson Sauvin (I'm ordering these anyways before I can't get them)
EKG
Perle
Saaz

Any other suggestions, trying to do more low AA, earthy, piney, resiny, etc types of hops to mix up my styles a bit and bring something fresh to the table.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 08:56:36 AM »
Ultra?  High alpha cross of Hallertau & Saaz.  I am thinking about growing it next year but I haven't tried it out yet.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 09:04:07 AM »
I used saphir hops in a light Belgian ale last year and thought they gave a nice bright, floral aroma.

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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 09:04:20 AM »
Willamette, Simcoe, and Chinook are some of my favorites to use in conjunction with citrusy hops.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:09 AM »
I would throw in Columbus with the Chinook and Simcoe as another piney, resiny hop.  But those are not low AA though.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 09:19:59 AM »
I would throw in Columbus with the Chinook and Simcoe as another piney, resiny hop.  But those are not low AA though.

Good call on the Columbus and I totally spaced the low AA percentage, my bad on that.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 09:52:39 AM »
Nelson's taste weird to me in high quantity. Try Galaxy if you can get them.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 09:53:26 AM »
I've been enjoying liberty a lot lately. Hallertaur is always a winner in my book.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 09:59:26 AM »
I just brewed an IPA with Mosaic......it's now one of my favorite hops!
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 10:41:03 AM »
Willamette and Fuggles are big favs of mine.  And my Hefeweizen wouldn't be complete without Hallertau.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 11:35:35 AM »
Thanks all for some great suggestions! The Saphir sound interesting, anyone have other experiences or styles they've tried them in?
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 11:43:28 AM »
Thanks all for some great suggestions! The Saphir sound interesting, anyone have other experiences or styles they've tried them in?

I've used them in 'farmhouse' style beers some. they were nice. A friend used some in a dubble but it was a little overwhelmed by the body of that beer.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 11:59:56 AM »
Thanks Mort, that was kind of the direction I was thinking with my Farmhouse as well. Might give them a shot in my pale as well.
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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 12:13:03 PM »
I just brewed an IPA with Mosaic......it's now one of my favorite hops!

I'm a fan too. Brewing an IPA today with 75 ibus of equal parts Simcoe and mosaic

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Re: Time to mix up my hops
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 12:27:55 PM »

I just brewed an IPA with Mosaic......it's now one of my favorite hops!

I'm a fan too. Brewing an IPA today with 75 ibus of equal parts Simcoe and mosaic

Mosaic is great! Still use it and have some, I'm really just trying to go in another direction from all the stone, fruit, citrus hops and looking for the pine, resin, floral earthy to mix things up in some of my beers that have been brewed over and over to find a new twist
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