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Cent / Amarillo IPA
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:59:54 PM »
I have a basic IPA recipe that I throw different hops into. 24# Pale Malt, 2# C-40 for a 10 gallon batch. I've had good luck hitting it with all-Centennial at 60, 40, 20, 5 and dry hopping (Tinseth of around 50IBUs altogether). Also I've done Magnum at 60min (to about 30IBUs) and then Amarillo at 40, 20, 5, and dry. 

I now have just 4oz of 8.8% Cents and 6oz of 6.9% Amarillo left and want to use them together. I'd like to bitter with Magnum at 60min to get a clean backbone.  I know what 100% Amarillo tastes like (I love the grapefruit thing) but will it clash with Cents? And would I be better off blending the two hops for each addition, or doing the 40 and 20 with Cent and the late with Amarillo, or perhaps alternating the two? I'm open to ideas...

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Re: Cent / Amarillo IPA
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 02:34:07 PM »
I have a basic IPA recipe that I throw different hops into. 24# Pale Malt, 2# C-40 for a 10 gallon batch. I've had good luck hitting it with all-Centennial at 60, 40, 20, 5 and dry hopping (Tinseth of around 50IBUs altogether). Also I've done Magnum at 60min (to about 30IBUs) and then Amarillo at 40, 20, 5, and dry. 

I now have just 4oz of 8.8% Cents and 6oz of 6.9% Amarillo left and want to use them together. I'd like to bitter with Magnum at 60min to get a clean backbone.  I know what 100% Amarillo tastes like (I love the grapefruit thing) but will it clash with Cents? And would I be better off blending the two hops for each addition, or doing the 40 and 20 with Cent and the late with Amarillo, or perhaps alternating the two? I'm open to ideas...

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Any of the above. Centennial blends well with pretty much anything. I've blended the two for each addition, and added them separately. They play really well together.  Centennial is the universal American ale hop IMO.
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Re: Cent / Amarillo IPA
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 02:51:34 PM »
I have a basic IPA recipe that I throw different hops into. 24# Pale Malt, 2# C-40 for a 10 gallon batch. I've had good luck hitting it with all-Centennial at 60, 40, 20, 5 and dry hopping (Tinseth of around 50IBUs altogether). Also I've done Magnum at 60min (to about 30IBUs) and then Amarillo at 40, 20, 5, and dry. 

I now have just 4oz of 8.8% Cents and 6oz of 6.9% Amarillo left and want to use them together. I'd like to bitter with Magnum at 60min to get a clean backbone.  I know what 100% Amarillo tastes like (I love the grapefruit thing) but will it clash with Cents? And would I be better off blending the two hops for each addition, or doing the 40 and 20 with Cent and the late with Amarillo, or perhaps alternating the two? I'm open to ideas...

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Any of the above. Centennial blends well with pretty much anything. I've blended the two for each addition, and added them separately. They play really well together.  Centennial is the universal American ale hop IMO.
Agreed! The last IIPA I made had Columbus, Cenntennial, Amarillo, and Mosaic. My friends are begging for more and I told them that they can buy a lb of the above hops and I'll get right to it.
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Re: Cent / Amarillo IPA
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 03:48:47 PM »
I have a basic IPA recipe that I throw different hops into. 24# Pale Malt, 2# C-40 for a 10 gallon batch. I've had good luck hitting it with all-Centennial at 60, 40, 20, 5 and dry hopping (Tinseth of around 50IBUs altogether). Also I've done Magnum at 60min (to about 30IBUs) and then Amarillo at 40, 20, 5, and dry. 

I now have just 4oz of 8.8% Cents and 6oz of 6.9% Amarillo left and want to use them together. I'd like to bitter with Magnum at 60min to get a clean backbone.  I know what 100% Amarillo tastes like (I love the grapefruit thing) but will it clash with Cents? And would I be better off blending the two hops for each addition, or doing the 40 and 20 with Cent and the late with Amarillo, or perhaps alternating the two? I'm open to ideas...

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Any of the above. Centennial blends well with pretty much anything. I've blended the two for each addition, and added them separately. They play really well together.  Centennial is the universal American ale hop IMO.
Agreed! The last IIPA I made had Columbus, Cenntennial, Amarillo, and Mosaic. My friends are begging for more and I told them that they can buy a lb of the above hops and I'll get right to it.

Man, that sounds pretty tasty !  And if you can get your buddies to buy the hops, you've struck a pretty good deal. Not cheap for IIPA !
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Re: Cent / Amarillo IPA
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 05:35:08 AM »
OK I think I'll use the Centennial at 40 and 20, and finish with the Amarillo late in the boil and as a dry hop, to get that great aroma.

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Re: Cent / Amarillo IPA
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 11:14:49 AM »
If you make a bad Centennial / Amarillo beer, it wasn't because of the hops.  Any reasonable hop schedule makes a nice beer.