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Offline Andor

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German perle hops
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:53:09 pm »
I'm about to put in my annual hop order.  I have a Vienna lager and Munich Dunkel in my 2017 line up where I'd use perle for bittering and mt for a mid boil addition. I could just use more mt hood for bittering so I'm trying to figure out another use for them. Any perle fans out there? What do you use them for?

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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 07:06:09 pm »
I have used them for bittering for years. Good, smooth, clean bittering. You can use then for just about any beer.

However, I've never used them for finishing.
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 07:33:52 pm »
I love Perle hops, especially for a mellow bittering.  I just used them today, in fact, as both a bittering and late addition hop for a pale ale. They're not a huge aroma hop but they provide a pleasant generic hoppiness (like you might find in an american lager).  They're good in my book and plenty useful.

Mt. Hood is another big hitter for me.

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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 06:28:11 am »
I am a fan using perle in my wheat, pale, and low gravity brews.
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 08:17:21 am »
Perle is a nice and clean bittering hop that was popular prior to the current strains of super alpha hops like Magnum. I use Perle as my main bittering hop in a number of brews. I've never heard of it being used as a finishing hop.
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 08:18:59 am »
I have a Saison that uses Perle at 60 and 5 min. Smooth bittering, and very pleasant noble like character.

I would definitely use it in any style that calls for Noble hops.

Oh, I also recall that Rogue Dead Guy Ale uses Perle for bittering.
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 08:20:27 am »
I have used quite a bit of perle and magnum. I have however switched to bittering with hop extract and save the low AA noble varieties in smaller amounts for flavoring. I like to keep the hop particulate down in the wort as I find it to lend a cleaner bitterness.

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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 09:14:46 am »
Sometimes I get a nice low level  minty flavor from Perle.

https://ychhops.com/varieties/german-perle
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 09:24:37 am »
Had a smash Perle IPA once. It was a lot of the sort of general herbal/spice hoppiness one finds in noble hops and their derivatives.

Could be used in any number of styles where a noble hop might be desirable.
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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 12:19:15 pm »
Had a smash Perle IPA once. It was a lot of the sort of general herbal/spice hoppiness one finds in noble hops and their derivatives.

Could be used in any number of styles where a noble hop might be desirable.

I'll mostly be using it for bittering/ fwh when I don't use nugget, my go to bittering hop. I have a Belgian pale planned as my next batch I'll be single hopping with perle to see what's it's made of flavor wise


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Re: German perle hops
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 11:01:18 pm »
I'm a big fan of Perle.  As the others said, it is a nice clean bittering hop with noble-ish character (though not as fine nor aromatic as the true noble hops).
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