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hop sale at nikobrew
« on: December 04, 2014, 12:46:06 AM »
I purchased some hops on sale this week i felt the pricing was pretty good. Ive bought here once before just different hops. Never used Chinook, Nugget or Willamette but i thought at these prices i would at least give them a shot. Any recommendations or opinions on those three?

Chinook Pellet 2013 One Pound   8.25
Nugget (German) 1 LB    7.75
Willamette Pellet One Pound   11.50
Centennial Pellets (One Pound)  12.50
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 12:59:00 AM »
I love Chinook, Centennial and Nugget. They're great in AIPA and other American (hoppy) styles. Centennial along with Cascade are also wonderful together in APA. As for Willamette, they're an American Fuggles variety, so they're suitable in British pale styles, porter and stout.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 02:55:07 AM »
Nugget is a great bittering hop. It's not quite as smooth bittering as Magnum, but it's not as rough as Chinook or Columbus. I use it for bittering all my American-style dark beers and occasionally APA's.

Chinook gives a nice bite when used for bittering. It's nice when you want a bit of snap to your IPA's. It also has a big pine flavor and aroma, making it a great late hop for IPA's as well.

Willamette is very Fuggle-like. I get earth with a touch of citrus. It's nice in English-style beers, and I like it in stouts and porters as well. I like how it pairs up with Roast Barley.

Centennial is a classic American flavor and aroma hop. It has the classic "C-hop" grapefruit zest note. I also get a little bit of lemonade and some pine from it. Use it in any beer whose name ends with "PA" or is brewed with 1056.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 12:37:49 PM »
So it ought to be incredible in Pull My Finger Grampa - APA

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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 01:23:46 PM »
You'll need Chinook if you want to brew an Arrogant Bastard clone.  I usually get my year supply of Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Hallertauer from Niko.  Niko is a pretty cool guy too!
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 04:52:12 PM »
Hops direct is still running some decent deals on their 2013 leftovers. Not as good as their black friday deals but still pretty good.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 05:03:21 PM »
Still a big fan of Hop Heaven.  Not necessarily the cheapest prices around (although they're not bad), but by far the best quality I've ever gotten.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 06:29:58 PM »
Every bag of hops that I have received from Nikobrew has been past its prime.  My favorite supplier at this point is Hops Direct.  In my humble opinion, Puterbaugh Farms grows the best Cluster in the industry.  It's the only Cluster that I will use for late additions.

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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2014, 06:42:20 PM »
Every bag of hops that I have received from Nikobrew has been past its prime.  My favorite supplier at this point is Hops Direct.  In my humble opinion, Puterbaugh Farms grows the best Cluster in the industry.  It's the only Cluster that I will use for late additions.
I've never used theirCluster, but I will say the Columbus from Hops Direct is incredible. If you're looking for "dank", theirs is the dankest.

Hops Direct also gets some great imports. I got some organic UK Challenger from them last year that was out of this world. It has an amazing white chocolate aroma to it.

I'll also agree with Denny about Hop Heaven. Everything I've gotten from Ted has been top-notch. Ditto with Yakima Valley hops. They're still the only place I've been able to source Caliente from. And their Apollo is amazing as well - lots of orange and dank without any onion.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2014, 06:47:22 PM »
yakimavalleyhops.com is the best hops site I've used. Selection and quality are killer, BUT I haven't tried Hop Heaven. I'd love to try some of their hops.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2014, 07:31:07 PM »
I'm glad I posted this question. Looks like I will be trying a few new vendors in the near future. Thanks for all the input and opinions.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2014, 09:52:03 PM »
Every bag of hops that I have received from Nikobrew has been past its prime.  My favorite supplier at this point is Hops Direct.  In my humble opinion, Puterbaugh Farms grows the best Cluster in the industry.  It's the only Cluster that I will use for late additions.
+1million.  We run a small commercial operation, and my freezer is full of those silver bags.  Super fast shipping.  (although I am only 150 miles from Yakima.)  LOL  Sometimes they do limit you on certain varieties. 

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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2014, 09:53:45 PM »
yakimavalleyhops.com is the best hops site I've used. Selection and quality are killer, BUT I haven't tried Hop Heaven. I'd love to try some of their hops.

A quick look shows pellets only.  Is that right?

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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2014, 10:16:59 PM »
yakimavalleyhops.com is the best hops site I've used. Selection and quality are killer, BUT I haven't tried Hop Heaven. I'd love to try some of their hops.

A quick look shows pellets only.  Is that right?

They sell leaf hops too. Excellent quality and new varieties that are hard to get elsewhere.

EDIT - I use mostly their pellets, but the leaf varieties I've used have been excellent.
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Re: hop sale at nikobrew
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2014, 11:19:45 PM »
I have to ask just what do hops smell like when they are past their prime? Im just wondering- i like to think my nose works pretty well and I would just like to know what to look for when it comes to this. I guess im lucky cause all the hops I have bought so far are really pungent when i open the foil bags ive never sniffed and said that smells musty or old.
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