Meanwhile, by the grace of the notorious Innocent Hand, I now find myself in possession of 2oz of each of the following:
- ...and another one but I forget...
Looks like I drew all three deities from the lot
Here're my embryionic plans with them. Feel free to advise for or against; apart from Galaxy, these hops are pretty much unknown in Belgium (or in fact Europe) at the time of writing.Galaxy
will pimp a DrRudi brew
I made just before summer. On its own, DrRudi works well enough, but it needs a bit of complexity. Doesn't need to become a whalloping IPA, but it needs more to make it remarkable;Comet
will make a great addition/substition to my all-Simcoe black IPA (apologies, I meant Cascadian Dark Ale
or was it hoppy porter
again?). I hear conflicting reports about it being either super-dank (as in "bong-scented waft of reefer doobie") to massive grapefruit. Not exactly matching reports, but "dank" seems to be part of the consensus.Pekko
looks like it will do great in a farmhouse ale, or even in a proper saison. Yes, I think there's a distinction but never mind that for the moment: I reckon the mishmash flavour descriptions I find (from mint to cucumber, from sage to lemon) would work well in a quencher. Possibly use it in this year's Siason Cul-de-Chien edition.Jarrylo
, likewise, would do well in a saison. A hoppy farmhouse ale, more like. I also believe it could work well with Mandarina Bavaria, maybe even together in a hopfenweizen.Azacca
is likely going to provide a fruity nose to a seabuck thorn ale I currently have in secondary, munching on the berries. Depends on how the beer evolves, and if I don't need them, I'm thinking abiyt using them in an actual pink grapefruit ale. Might be too much of a grapefruit thing though.
Hooray for brewing, and for friendly brewers sharing the spoils of their internet shopping sprees!