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Which Finishing Hops ?
« on: June 06, 2015, 03:41:51 PM »
I'm going to brew tomorrow.
It's a fairly simple recipe.

92% pale ale malt
8% Golden Naked Oats
og 1.040
BRY-97 yeast
30 ibus +/-

    I'm planning on bittering with Pilgrim hops because I have a couple ounces and never used them before.
   As far the late additions I was thinking of Mt.Hood and/or Northern Brewer.
I'm thinking these hops aren't as aggressive as some of the others and would result in a nice summer beer. I'm not really looking for a lot of fruity or piney
flavors.
   I don't really have a style in mind maybe something like  a cream ale? I know it has a lot to do with personal preferences, but as I pretty much suck at making my own recipes I thought I'd ask for some opinions.
The other hops I have are:

Amarillo
Bramling Cross
Cascade
Chinook
Fuggles
Glacier
Horizon
Mt. Hood
Northern Brewer
Goldings








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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 03:45:53 PM »
I think Mt. Hood would be a good late addition.  I don't know how they would pair with the pilgrims because I have never used them. I recently did a lite lager using only Mt. Hoods and it was very crisp and refreshing. 
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 03:47:07 PM »
For that beer I would use:
Goldings or Fuggles if you want a traditional type British beer.
Bramling Cross if you want earthy and black current.
Mt. Hood for a nice "noble-ish" aroma.
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 03:48:36 PM »
I'd pair the pilgrims with goldings.
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 03:57:10 PM »
Amarillo and cascade if you want it to taste like every other beer on the market.
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 07:41:54 PM »
I vote Mt. hood, Glacier, or Goldings.  Out of those three, I would probably use Mt. Hood as it has a nice floral slightly spicy aroma/flavor.  Sounds like you are looking for a clean ale and this would give you what you want.

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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 10:11:02 PM »
Thanks for all the input.
I vote Mt. hood, Glacier, or Goldings.  Out of those three, I would probably use Mt. Hood as it has a nice floral slightly spicy aroma/flavor.  Sounds like you are looking for a clean ale and this would give you what you want.

That's my thought exactly.
Looking through my brew log I found a recipe for a Jeffery Hudson Bitter clone that I brewed a few times that uses Mt. Hood as aroma and dry hop.
I cut back the Golden Naked oats to half a pound , and I stopped by the store and picked up packets of Windsor and Nottingham. Read somewhere on here that pitching these together works well so I'm going to give it a try.

I'd pair the pilgrims with goldings.
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The last beer I did was an IPA using cascade and amarillo so I need something different.
Got the boil going now.
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 04:20:28 AM »
Thanks for all the input.
I vote Mt. hood, Glacier, or Goldings.  Out of those three, I would probably use Mt. Hood as it has a nice floral slightly spicy aroma/flavor.  Sounds like you are looking for a clean ale and this would give you what you want.

That's my thought exactly.
Looking through my brew log I found a recipe for a Jeffery Hudson Bitter clone that I brewed a few times that uses Mt. Hood as aroma and dry hop.
I cut back the Golden Naked oats to half a pound , and I stopped by the store and picked up packets of Windsor and Nottingham. Read somewhere on here that pitching these together works well so I'm going to give it a try.

I'd pair the pilgrims with goldings.
;D
The last beer I did was an IPA using cascade and amarillo so I need something different.
Got the boil going now.
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Re: Which Finishing Hops ?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2015, 04:57:12 PM »
Kegged the beer this morning, and I'm having a slightly flat sample with my lunch.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I could drink a lot of this. ;D
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