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Offline unclebrazzie

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Re: Pekko Hops
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2016, 06:42:46 AM »
I did a Citra/Pekko/SorachiAce farmhouse ale in the fall. Was pretty damn tasty, although the Sorachi did overpower the Pekko somewhat.
Pekko seems to be a hops you can go crazy with; flavours aren't very in your face. Did not pick up any mint or juniper. Reason I went for Sorachi Ace was an ever so slight cocumber whiff I got off the Pekko, which latched onto the dill-tangent of Sorachi. Neither of which found their way into the beer eventually :)

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Offline jwhancher

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Re: Pekko Hops
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 03:44:55 PM »
Just wanted to weigh in on this post since I was curious too on Pekko Hops.  Picked up a bunch at HomebrewCon in Baltimore back in June.  Did a hoppy saison with pilsner malt as base and spelt, wheat, and rye as specialty malts. Bittered with Bullion. Late hop additions of Cascade & Azacca. Dry hopped with 2-oz Pekko.  5-gallon batch.

Think the beer turned out great. Nice & aromatic with plenty of tropical fruit aromas & flavor (mango, citrus, pineapple). Poured at a local event and the beer was very well received. 

I think the Pekko hops really went well with the Cascade & Azacca.  If I remember correctly, Pekko is a hybrid of Azacca so it seems only natural that they pair well with one another.

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Offline Steve L

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Re: Pekko Hops
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2016, 02:48:51 PM »
I recently scored a few ounces of Pekko from a competition. Among the flavor profile descriptors, it mentions it could be  possible sub for Saaz. Thinking about making a Czech pilsner. Does anyone who's used Pekko have any pros or cons for a Czech pils? The only thing that concerns me is 'minty'.
 
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Offline Steve Ruch

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Re: Pekko Hops
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2016, 04:03:50 PM »
I recently scored a few ounces of Pekko from a competition. Among the flavor profile descriptors, it mentions it could be  possible sub for Saaz. Thinking about making a Czech pilsner. Does anyone who's used Pekko have any pros or cons for a Czech pils? The only thing that concerns me is 'minty'.

Me too.
Maybe racking a small portion into a separate carboy and dry hopping with it would work. If it sucks you haven't lost an entire batch and if it's good you can dry hop the main portion.
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