Author Topic: Piney Hops  (Read 1214 times)

Offline BrodyR

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 512
  • Philadelphia, PA
    • View Profile
Piney Hops
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:26:57 PM »
Hi Everyone - my recent hop blends for APA have been Amirillo, Simcoe, Mosaic or Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade. I've been loving it but wanted to take the brew in more of a piney direction. The only other piney hop I can think of is Chinook so I was thinking about going Simcoe, Chinook, Mosaic, possibly heavy on the simcoe.

Anyone have any thoughts on other hops that will give a good pine character?

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 06:28:07 PM »
Chinook, Simcoe, and Columbus are the big 3 (to me). 
Jon H.

Offline BrodyR

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 512
  • Philadelphia, PA
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 06:31:59 PM »
Chinook, Simcoe, and Columbus are the big 3 (to me).

Columbus is a good idea, I have some around I usually use for FWH.

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 06:32:24 PM »
YVH has experimental pine hops as well as the "Vinnie Special" hops. I have been meaning to get some of each, but I have too much inventory right now.


http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=pine+fruit&Submit=
http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=vinnie&Submit=

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 06:36:40 PM »
Yeah, those YVH hops look really interesting - super high on oils, so they'd be plenty resiny. Thought about listing the experimetal pine, but I'm waiting to use it. Sounds like it has some other character aside from that. That might almost be a single hop beer unless you really ratcheted up the other hops.
Jon H.

Offline dmtaylor

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3428
  • Two Rivers, WI
    • View Profile
    • Manty Malters - Meet the Malters! - Dave Taylor
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 06:36:53 PM »
Chinook, Simcoe, and Columbus are the big 3 (to me).

Yep, this. ^^^^^^^
Dave

The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8981
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 06:52:09 PM »
Hopunion has the aroma wheel, pine is one selection.
https://www.hopunion.com/aroma-wheel/?aroma=Pine
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 06:54:15 PM »
Chinook, Simcoe, and Columbus are the big 3 (to me).

Columbus is a good idea, I have some around I usually use for FWH.

FWIW, I use an oz of Columbus in several IPA dry hop blends. Even if you use citrusy or fruity hops for the rest of the blend, that oz of Columbus usually comes through nicely - depends on the hops used and what you're looking for, of course. Columbus is pretty intense as a dry hop.

« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 07:01:13 PM by HoosierBrew »
Jon H.

Offline BrodyR

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 512
  • Philadelphia, PA
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 07:18:28 PM »
YVH has experimental pine hops as well as the "Vinnie Special" hops. I have been meaning to get some of each, but I have too much inventory right now.


http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=pine+fruit&Submit=
http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=vinnie&Submit=

Awesome, just picked up a ½ lbs of Experimental Pine Fruit and Chinook. Debating if I want to to 100% Exp Pine or blend with Simcoe & Chinook.

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 07:22:53 PM »
YVH has experimental pine hops as well as the "Vinnie Special" hops. I have been meaning to get some of each, but I have too much inventory right now.


http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=pine+fruit&Submit=
http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=vinnie&Submit=

Awesome, just picked up a ½ lbs of Experimental Pine Fruit and Chinook. Debating if I want to to 100% Exp Pine or blend with Simcoe & Chinook.

That hop (EXP Pine) looks like it has a lot going on aroma wise and with that high oil content, it will be pretty powerful. I say use it solo - that's my plan when I get mine.

EDIT - I prefer to blend hops normally, but that looks like one that could be interesting and easier to assess solo for the first time.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2015, 07:30:44 PM by HoosierBrew »
Jon H.

Offline jtoots

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 311
    • View Profile
Re: Piney Hops
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 07:30:12 PM »