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what hops to use with apricots
« on: October 04, 2014, 11:45:21 AM »
hi all,

I have some apricot puree I want to use and I am looking for suggestions on hops to compliment the flavor.

Thanks

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 12:01:59 PM »
Meridian has a big apricot/nectarine aroma that would really compliment them well.
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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 01:30:22 PM »
Meridian has a big apricot/nectarine aroma that would really compliment them well.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »
hi all,

I have some apricot puree I want to use and I am looking for suggestions on hops to compliment the flavor.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 11:11:08 PM »
 I'm thinking a Belgian wit

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 11:21:44 PM »
I'm thinking a Belgian wit
In that case I wouldn't go strong on the hops. Let the yeast and apricots take the lead. A big hop character will probably muddy things up. A traditional hop for the style such as Goldings will be just fine.
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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2014, 11:41:25 PM »
I'm thinking a Belgian wit
In that case I wouldn't go strong on the hops. Let the yeast and apricots take the lead. A big hop character will probably muddy things up. A traditional hop for the style such as Goldings will be just fine.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 01:21:07 PM »
OTOH you may be able to use a complimentary hop like meridian without a heavy hand and come out with some interesting results. I used to use a small amount of Amarillo with my wit at WP with my spices and I liked the rersults.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 06:45:59 PM »
I made an apricot saison with black pepper last year that had Amarillo as a finishing hop.  Flavors melded well together especially after a couple mos.  The Amarillo seemed to compliment the fruity apricot nose nicely. 

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 05:29:43 PM »
There's also Pacifica, which is a Hallertau derivative with strong orange notes.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »

Thanks for the ideas everyone.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2014, 03:11:58 PM »
I have really enjoyed palisade hops lately. They are pretty mild but have a nice apricot/stonefruit character to them in my opinion.
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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2014, 05:34:37 PM »
How about a complimentary yeast?  For apricots, I am thinking S-23 lager.

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Re: what hops to use with apricots
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2014, 06:40:42 PM »
How about a complimentary yeast?  For apricots, I am thinking S-23 lager.
I think the OP was planning on brewing a wit, so that yeast is out.

In general, when I think fruit I think 3711. An apricot saison, dry-hopped with Meridian, sounds amazing actually.

Edit: If you're going that route then you might as well bottle-condition with some Orval dregs while you're at it...
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