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Offline Steve Ruch

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Most mellow hop
« on: August 23, 2019, 11:51:53 PM »
What I'm looking for is a hop to use in a very short boil or 195f steep to give a bit of mellow bitterness and mild "hoppy" flavor as opposed to extreme citrusy/piney/fruity/herbal flavor.
Basically something that says hops were used but you can't really tell what kind.
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Offline chinaski

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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 11:56:21 PM »
How about Goldings or Tettnang?

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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 12:34:32 AM »
Willamette?
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 01:27:33 AM »
Mt. Hood would be my go-to for this type of scenario.

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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 01:28:59 AM »
+1 for Willamette

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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 11:34:51 AM »
Hallertauer is my late add - or one of its progeny
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
Hallertau. But if you add only a gram or two I'd guess any hop addition wouldn't add much flavor.
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 01:39:51 PM »
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 05:04:50 PM »
Magnum
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2019, 02:28:48 AM »
If you can find it anywhere, Glacier is the mildest hop ever.  Otherwise can't go wrong with Hallertau or other German noble hop.
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2019, 04:09:01 PM »
Crystal is a very mellow hop. One of my favorites.

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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 01:46:09 AM »
The one that you notice is still on the table once you have chilled the wort.
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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 03:10:52 AM »
The one that you notice is still on the table once you have chilled the wort.

LOL. Now those are some mellow hops!  LOL.

That reminds me of Denny’s NHC presentation when he said he realized he hadn’t added his hops when he was finished boiling. His experience paid off though: he simply added water to get him back to pre boil volume and started boiling again.


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Re: Most mellow hop
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2019, 06:09:56 PM »
chinaski might have nailed it. Tettnang is a very underestimated and somewhat neglected hop nowadays.
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