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Kazbek hops
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:35:09 am »
Has anyone ever used them? The descriptions range from Saaz-like and herbal, to Saaz-like with strong citrus notes (lemon/grapefruit). They sound a bit like Motueka to me, and have about 1-2 times the oil content.

I picked up a 4oz bag from Farmhouse to try out. I have a 100% Red X saison with Belle Saison and a whirlpool-hopped Pils on deck soon, and I'm thinking of using it in one of those - possibly in combination with Motueka. I'll post back with some tasting notes once the beer is ready.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 07:19:19 pm »
I can't help, but you should use some smoked malt and call it Rauch the Kazbek.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 08:56:06 pm »
I can't help, but you should use some smoked malt and call it Rauch the Kazbek.
Brilliant! If I ever brew a rauchbier, this will be it.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 11:38:27 pm »
with sushi = Rauch and Roll!

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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 12:18:41 pm »
I am hesitant to resurrect this very punny thread, but I've been using Kazbek in a lot of my brews lately and I've become quite fond of it. I would compare it to Sterling in that it has that spicy, Saaz-like noble hop character, but with a bit of a lemony undertone. The difference to me so far is that I get some lemon out of Kazbek even at fairly low hopping rates, but I don't get much from Sterling until I start getting to larger amounts late in the boil. I haven't tried a Kazbek in a heavily-hopped beer yet, but I definitely will be soon. This would be really nice in hoppy lagers, like a Pivo-style dry-hopped Pils.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 02:09:09 pm »
I just picked up a half pound of Kazbek myself. Bought them to try in conjunction with Saaz in a hoppy pils..we shall see.

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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 09:04:07 am »
Oh, I've got to try it in a pils.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 12:44:42 pm »
Some friends have used it in their Czech Pils, very nice beer.
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Re: Kazbek hops
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 04:25:00 pm »
I've used kazbek a lot on the commercial side, not on the homebrew side. It definitely has the saaz-like spice and herbal character, and it also has a noticeable green bell pepper aroma and flavor, with a little black pepper as well. I can't say that I've ever picked up citrus notes from it. Very good in a pils.