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Offline goschman

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willamette hops
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:52:17 AM »
I normally use citrusy American hops and think I could benefit by mixing them with something more mild with different characteristics like willametted to get a more balanced hop profile.

For those who use willamette, how do you use it? Aroma, dry hop, late in boil? What characteristics do you get out of it?

I have seen it used in Lagunitas IPA clone recipes in the middle of the boil with Centennial which I thought was interesting.

Offline Steve in TX

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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 10:59:48 AM »
I get spice and floral from Willamette. I bought two pounds two seasons back and I am still trying to use it all up. I like to use it in place of noble hops. Lots of English Milds, English IPAs, 50/-, Kolsch, yada yada yada.

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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 11:02:12 AM »
Does it pair well with anything like Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo?

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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 11:09:17 AM »
Does it pair well with anything like Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo?

I get a pleasant earthiness and mild to moderate floral aromas from Willamette. I tend to use it in lagers and darker beers.  That said I think it pairs well with cascade and centennial. I would guess that amarillo could easily overpower willamette.
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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 11:09:57 AM »
Does it pair well with anything like Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo?

I like it with cascade. Never tried it with Centennial and Amarillo. I would imagine Centennial would be pretty good.

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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 03:29:36 PM »
I've heard that Willamette can act as a "booster" for the C-hops.  I tried that once but with nothing to compare it to, I couldn't really say whether it worked or not.  Also, that's back when I was adding 5.2 Mash Stabilizer to RO water and calling it good... um, it wasn't very good! 

Might be worth a shot one of these days.  I've enjoyed them in brown ales and porters. 
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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:30:43 PM »
I like using them from 20 min on out to dry hop. Pairs well but gets lost in IPAs with lots of citrus

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Re: willamette hops
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 05:29:20 PM »
I like using them from 20 min on out to dry hop. Pairs well but gets lost in IPAs with lots of citrus

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For me boiling them any longer than about 20 minutes and you're wasting them.
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