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New Old World Hops?
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:43:37 AM »
So I'm browsing around yakima valley hops and decided to try out some imports. After adding some Galaxy to my cart I started looking at a few new relatively new German varieites like Mandarina Bavaria, Halertaue Blanc, & Hull Melon. Has anyones experimented with any of theses (or any new UK varieties) and can comment on if the flavor can compare to the US/Australia stuff?

I was thinking it may be fun to do something like a hoppy pale ale with pilsner and a mix of German hops.

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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 08:16:22 AM »
The all Mandarina Pale Ale was great, I am a big fan of that hop.

I have tested beers made with the melon and Blanc. The melon was interesting, the Blanc was not so good on my palate.
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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 11:52:33 AM »
+1.  Mandarina is definitely the best of the bunch. It's excellent in APA, and I plan to try it in a cream ale, IPA and a few other styles as well. Melon is interesting - has melon and strawberry character to me. I wouldn't necessarily use it as a single hop beer, but it could bring something unique to the party in a hop blend. Blanc has a sort of a white grape character to me, and while overall I like it least of the three, I do want to use it in a saison, where the grape character would be pretty interesting with the tart, vinous character of a saison yeast.
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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
Nice, last night I picked up ½# each of Mandarina Bavaria, Hull Melon, Boadicea-UK, and Galaxy.

Starting to lean towards brewing my first pils with the German ones (assuming I can close a deal on a cheap second chest freezer on craigslist), a low ABV Marris Otter Smash with the Boadicea (or maybe Boadicea and a bit of Galaxy), and an APA with the Galaxy.

Excited to give these a shot.

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 02:35:26 PM »
Nice, last night I picked up ½# each of Mandarina Bavaria, Hull Melon, Boadicea-UK, and Galaxy.

Starting to lean towards brewing my first pils with the German ones (assuming I can close a deal on a cheap second chest freezer on craigslist), a low ABV Marris Otter Smash with the Boadicea (or maybe Boadicea and a bit of Galaxy), and an APA with the Galaxy.

Excited to give these a shot.

Yeah, I've been thinking of doing a 'German IPA' -  all German hops (Mandarina, Hull Melon and Saphir), German pils and Caravienne or Caramunich. Sounds fun.
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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 02:39:36 PM »
I have used the mandarina a couple times now. I like it but it's nothing orange peel won't do imo.

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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2015, 03:17:04 PM »
Nice, last night I picked up ½# each of Mandarina Bavaria, Hull Melon, Boadicea-UK, and Galaxy.

Starting to lean towards brewing my first pils with the German ones (assuming I can close a deal on a cheap second chest freezer on craigslist), a low ABV Marris Otter Smash with the Boadicea (or maybe Boadicea and a bit of Galaxy), and an APA with the Galaxy.

Excited to give these a shot.

Yeah, I've been thinking of doing a 'German IPA' -  all German hops (Mandarina, Hull Melon and Saphir), German pils and Caravienne or Caramunich. Sounds fun.

Yea, I've been bouncing around something like that, a pils, or an IPL. I imagine the duration of the lagering process would allow a lot of the hop aromatics to fade though.

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Re: New Old World Hops?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2015, 03:20:09 PM »
Nice, last night I picked up ½# each of Mandarina Bavaria, Hull Melon, Boadicea-UK, and Galaxy.

Starting to lean towards brewing my first pils with the German ones (assuming I can close a deal on a cheap second chest freezer on craigslist), a low ABV Marris Otter Smash with the Boadicea (or maybe Boadicea and a bit of Galaxy), and an APA with the Galaxy.

Excited to give these a shot.

Yeah, I've been thinking of doing a 'German IPA' -  all German hops (Mandarina, Hull Melon and Saphir), German pils and Caravienne or Caramunich. Sounds fun.

Yea, I've been bouncing around something like that, a pils, or an IPL. I imagine the duration of the lagering process would allow a lot of the hop aromatics to fade though.

On the times I dry hop a lager, I wait until the lagering is mostly done - ie., a week or so before tapping, to dry hop. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 04:12:35 PM »


On the times I dry hop a lager, I wait until the lagering is mostly done - ie., a week or so before tapping, to dry hop.
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That makes sense, probably give that shot.