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What hops play well with El Dorado?
« on: June 21, 2016, 11:40:55 PM »
At NHC there was an ounce of El Dorado in the registration goody bag.
What other hops play well with El Dorado?
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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 11:53:08 PM »
Lemon Drop is used along with El Dorado in Stone Delicious IPA, a nice beer. It also blends well with most American ale type hops, but the thing to know is that El Dorado is very assertive - it drowns out many hops, so it's a good idea in a hop blend to use less of it as hops like Centennial, Cascade, or Amarillo, to get a balanced hop profile. It tends to give a beer a 'sweet' candy-like character so I personally like to balance out that character with some grapefruity, piney hops like Centennial, Chinook and/or Columbus. My $0.02  .
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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 04:36:20 AM »
El Dorado:Simcoe:Chinook

2:1:1 in the whirlpool and dry.

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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 10:00:52 AM »
I'm brewing an APA today and my usual hop schedule is 1.25 oz. Magnum for bittering; Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe or Citra (1 oz. each) in the whirlpool;  2 oz. Amarillo dry hop.
Looks like I could sub the 1 oz. of El Dorado for the Simcoe or Citra in the whirlpool.
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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »
My most recent pale ale was lemon drop and el dorado. it was pretty dang good, much different than the more common citra/centennial/cascade type flavor and aroma.

i split the batch and dry hopped with elD in one half, lemon drop in the other. i preferred the lemon drop dry hop.

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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 06:04:15 PM »
Just finished the APA.
It's always interesting when I try something new!
I'll know if I made a good decision in a few weeks.
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Re: What hops play well with El Dorado?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2016, 07:09:04 PM »
I've used it quite a few times. My favorite pairings have been Mosaic and Eureka. Also tried it in a beer with Belma but I know that my ratio was off. If you can get that right it would probably be my favorite, I'm thinking it's probably something like 3/1 or more in favor of Belma.