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Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« on: December 24, 2013, 03:32:33 PM »
I brewed an APA with these hops.
.5 oz challenger @ 60
.7 oz centenial @ 15
.3 oz simcoe @ 15
1 oz. centennial @5
1 oz. simcoe @ 5
.8 oz. sterling @ 0

Would dry hopping it with Willamette hops be a bad idea?
Or should I use one of the varieties that I used in the boil?






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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 04:01:14 PM »
I think it's just a preference thing.  I'm not a fan of Fuggles and Willamette derives from Fuggles. But there's no reason you couldn't dry hop with it. Personally I would dry hop with Simcoe and Centennial, but that's where the fun comes in - experiment with it to find what combinations YOU like. Cheers !
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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 07:37:12 PM »
Personally I would dry hop with Simcoe and Centennial

+1. But as the Hoosier pointed out, the fun is experimenting with your preferences.

Personally, I like that woody dirt aroma in a porter and have enjoyed the Willamette dry hop there.


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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 12:13:37 PM »
I dry hop esb with willamette.

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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 12:28:04 PM »
I get no wood dirt fron willamette personally. It makes a great dry hop. You shouldn't be disappointed. freshhops.com calls it the king of dry hops. Published on the inter web so it must be true.

Centennial and Simcoe would be nice though.

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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 01:49:14 PM »
+1, I'd use some of the Centennial and/or Simcoe along with the Willamette. I've dry hopped ambers and pale ales with 1:1 Centennial and Willamette and I really like that combination.
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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 08:46:06 PM »
I don't know Willamette enough to comment on the dzlater's question (I don't care for it unless it is fresh).  With 4 really good hop varieties in the kettle, IMHO I don't see the point of introducing it in the dry-hop unless there's some really smooth blend being worked out.

With HoosierBrew's suggestion of using Simcoe and Centennial, that's a really nice combo.  Plays nice together.

dzlater - what did you go with?
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Re: Dry Hopping w/ Willamette
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 05:16:08 AM »
Nothing yet, but I but I don't plan on using the Willamette.
Most likely will go with the simcoe/ centennial.



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