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Offline ANDREW.GROGAN1

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Hop blend featuring Nelson Sauvin
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:29:19 PM »
I have an award winning NE IPA recipe that I want to tweak a little.  My current blend uses Warriors as a bittering hop (60 min) and the rest if a blend of Citra, Mosiac and Galaxy (Flame out, whirlpool and dry hop).  I really love Nelson hops and was thinking of just doing a single hop version, but I may also want to change my blend to incorporate Nelson.  Does anyone have an suggestions of a blend that would go well with Nelson being featured?     

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Re: Hop blend featuring Nelson Sauvin
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 07:07:43 AM »
First of all, I have had a hard time getting my hands on Nelson for a couple of years now, so you are a lucky man if you've been able to score some.

Second, the best IPA I've ever brewed used a blend of Nelson, Meridian, Citra, Motueka and Apollo. The Apollo from that harvest was really orangey, so you could probably swap Amarillo in for that, and the Motueka was a bit overpowered, so you could probably drop that altogether. The combo of grapefruit/muscat from Nelson, stonefruit from Meridian, and mango from Citra is killer in fruity IPA's.
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Re: Hop blend featuring Nelson Sauvin
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 09:04:38 AM »
First of all, I have had a hard time getting my hands on Nelson for a couple of years now, so you are a lucky man if you've been able to score some.

Second, the best IPA I've ever brewed used a blend of Nelson, Meridian, Citra, Motueka and Apollo. The Apollo from that harvest was really orangey, so you could probably swap Amarillo in for that, and the Motueka was a bit overpowered, so you could probably drop that altogether. The combo of grapefruit/muscat from Nelson, stonefruit from Meridian, and mango from Citra is killer in fruity IPA's.
Was that one you sent me? If so I recall it being marvellous

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Re: Hop blend featuring Nelson Sauvin
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 01:25:54 PM »
First of all, I have had a hard time getting my hands on Nelson for a couple of years now, so you are a lucky man if you've been able to score some.

Second, the best IPA I've ever brewed used a blend of Nelson, Meridian, Citra, Motueka and Apollo. The Apollo from that harvest was really orangey, so you could probably swap Amarillo in for that, and the Motueka was a bit overpowered, so you could probably drop that altogether. The combo of grapefruit/muscat from Nelson, stonefruit from Meridian, and mango from Citra is killer in fruity IPA's.
Was that one you sent me? If so I recall it being marvellous


I think the one you tried was a single-hop Centennial version based off of this recipe that I was brewing for a limited-ingredient competition. The blend above is like drinking a Mai Tai crossed with an IPA.
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