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Offline goschman

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Ahtanum
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:52:37 PM »
Curious what others experiences are with this hop. I have a fresh keg of a smash ahtanum and kind of surprised by the hop character. I have used it before but never by itself and am getting just a crazy floral thing backed by a bit of citrus and grass. It combines with some spiciness to almost be perfumy. No real point here just to see what others get out of this hop. I have seen it as a sub for cascade, Amarillo, and centennial but it seems pretty different to me. Fwiw these were sealed 2015 bags from yvh. 4.4% aa I think.
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Re: Ahtanum
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:05:41 AM »
I used it last year and didn't like it. I found it kind of cloying. I used it @ 60, 30 and 0 min. No dry hopping though.

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Re: Ahtanum
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 05:09:18 AM »
I've used it many times in APA and AIPA and liked it in a blend. I
usually got the citrusy/floral thing and felt it integrated well.
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Re: Ahtanum
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:27:20 AM »
I see descriptors like 'geranium' so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I guess I know what geraniums taste/smell like now...
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Re: Ahtanum
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 10:36:06 AM »
Agreed, I do not think it is really a sub for a C hop at all.  It is cool in a C hop blend.  Adds a little freshness.  On similar note, I find I am at odds with many people's opinion of hops.  Citra... blah: herb-y dank astringent and a far cry from tropical citrus, same with simcoe...  cat pi$$. 
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