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Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:41:34 AM »
I am working on an entirely new recipe for an American Brown Ale.  The BJCP guidelines mention light to moderate citrusy hop character.  I want the beer to be balanced in favor of maltiness, but I do want some of that citrusy hop showing through.

So, in a five gallon batch, which hop and how much of it would you recommend for a late addition and dry-hopping?
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 01:46:26 AM »
I like Northern Brewer with Cascade. The woodiness of the the NB is a very nice compliment to the muted roastiness of a brown. The Cascade lets you know its American. This is the Pete's Wicked Brown approach
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 01:47:27 AM »
Thanks Martin!  I like your thinking.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 01:54:39 AM »
+1 to NB and Cascade. I have a Mike (Tasty) McDole - type American Brown on tap now finished with those hops (1.069ish). And per his approach I dry hopped it with Centennial. It's a really good beer. Best fall beer I've made in awhile.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 01:56:31 AM »

+1 to NB and Cascade. I have a Mike (Tasty) McDole - type American Brown on tap now finished with those hops (1.069ish). And per his approach I dry hopped it with Centennial. It's a really good beer. Best fall beer I've made in awhile.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 01:58:12 AM »

+1 to NB and Cascade. I have a Mike (Tasty) McDole - type American Brown on tap now finished with those hops (1.069ish). And per his approach I dry hopped it with Centennial. It's a really good beer. Best fall beer I've made in awhile.
My keg just kicked.

About 2/3 kicked for mine. Hoping for a magic keg - probably not happening this time.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 06:46:40 PM »
+1 to NB and Cascade. I have a Mike (Tasty) McDole - type American Brown on tap now finished with those hops (1.069ish). And per his approach I dry hopped it with Centennial. It's a really good beer. Best fall beer I've made in awhile.

I just tapped my Janet's Brown last week.  Stop over and we can schwill a few! 

I could see this recipe also maybe benefitting from some amarillo or even piney/dank simcoe to a tad as well along with the cascades in the finish. 

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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 06:56:32 PM »
+1 to NB and Cascade. I have a Mike (Tasty) McDole - type American Brown on tap now finished with those hops (1.069ish). And per his approach I dry hopped it with Centennial. It's a really good beer. Best fall beer I've made in awhile.

I just tapped my Janet's Brown last week.  Stop over and we can schwill a few! 

I could see this recipe also maybe benefitting from some amarillo or even piney/dank simcoe to a tad as well along with the cascades in the finish. 

Sounds like a winner !  I love the recipe as is (though I cut back on carapils) but it's a great base to experiment with. I used Centennial dry this time, and IIRC Steve in Tx just used Mosaic and something else dry in his. Good stuff.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 06:58:45 PM »
JBA is great, but I do like the amarillo late in my own recipe.  mosaic might do well here too.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 07:03:09 PM »
...IIRC Steve in Tx just used Mosaic and something else dry in his. Good stuff.


Yeah and I just about doubled the late and dry hop additions including some Cascade and Mosaic in the dry.

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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 07:05:08 PM »
Yeah, I increased the late Cascade (close to double) and used 4 oz of Centennial dry. Mighty fine.
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Re: Flavor hops for American Brown Ale?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2014, 07:16:06 PM »
I use Willamette in my Am. brown for flavor.  About the only thing I like them for.  I finish that beer with an oz. of Chinook at flameout.
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