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When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« on: May 13, 2015, 02:00:57 AM »
Howdy!

I am doing my first BIAB, and have yet, another question  :D

I have an oz. of Mount Hood Hops in a basic Blonde Ale recipe.  When, and how long should I add them?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 02:44:13 AM »
Can you get another ounce or two? I had good luck with a half ounce of magnum at 60 and two of mt hood at ten. A great blonde is Cape Kiwanda. Rumor is they only hop it at whirlpool with, I think Willamette, but mt hood would be great too. I've been wanting to try that technique in a blonde. Maybe about 4 ounces at 180° for a half hour.

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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2015, 02:56:35 AM »
Can you get another ounce or two? I had good luck with a half ounce of magnum at 60 and two of mt hood at ten. A great blonde is Cape Kiwanda. Rumor is they only hop it at whirlpool with, I think Willamette, but mt hood would be great too. I've been wanting to try that technique in a blonde. Maybe about 4 ounces at 180° for a half hour.
They have stated that they only add Mt. Hood in the whirlpool. I use 8 oz in the whirlpool for 10 gallons. It works really well. Those are added after flame out 210 or less, you get bitterness from the higher temp, and still have flavor and aroma after a 45 minute whirlpool. Won some awards with that clone.
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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 03:14:01 AM »
Mt Hood it is. Its been a while and I couldn't remember. I think I saw it on an article on whirlpool hopping on brewer's friend.

Cape Kiwanda is a dandy blonde. Kinda funny they call it a cream ale but they enter it as a blonde. I had the honor of giving it a gold at Best of Craft this year. Head and shoulders above the rest.

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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 11:16:42 AM »
They have stated that they only add Mt. Hood in the whirlpool. I use 8 oz in the whirlpool for 10 gallons. It works really well. Those are added after flame out 210 or less, you get bitterness from the higher temp, and still have flavor and aroma after a 45 minute whirlpool. Won some awards with that clone.

+1.  I'm brewing a Kiwanda type beer Friday, all Mt Hood whirlpool.  Great stuff !
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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 11:38:07 AM »
Mt Hood it is. Its been a while and I couldn't remember. I think I saw it on an article on whirlpool hopping on brewer's friend.

Cape Kiwanda is a dandy blonde. Kinda funny they call it a cream ale but they enter it as a blonde. I had the honor of giving it a gold at Best of Craft this year. Head and shoulders above the rest.

It doesn't have corn, so it would probably get dinged if entered as a cream ale. I put a little flaked maize in mine so it will do well in the cream ale category.
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Re: When should I add Mount Hood Hops?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 12:01:55 PM »
Mt Hood it is. Its been a while and I couldn't remember. I think I saw it on an article on whirlpool hopping on brewer's friend.

Cape Kiwanda is a dandy blonde. Kinda funny they call it a cream ale but they enter it as a blonde. I had the honor of giving it a gold at Best of Craft this year. Head and shoulders above the rest.

It doesn't have corn, so it would probably get dinged if entered as a cream ale. I put a little flaked maize in mine so it will do well in the cream ale category.

I do, too. I like that character in mine.
Jon H.