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Offline Jason

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2020, 04:48:56 AM »
I find Jarrylo to be a great hop for Kolsch. Just high enough AAU for bittering and a nice noble-ish tone for the late addition.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2020, 07:43:34 PM »
i started using spalt a long time ago as i read altbier used only spalts for when i made an altbier. i found they hit the spot, and i've been using them ever since. i had a good experience with tettnang in a pale lager once. saaz is great.

spalt is very indistinct in a way, really just kind of hides and is mellow but provides good bitterness, not too spicy/herby i find.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2020, 04:27:45 AM »

 :D. The blend aucessfully covered up what I dislike about Fuggles.

What, you don't like the black truffle/sweaty armpit aroma of fuggles? Seriously, I like Styrian Goldings fine, but UK or US-grown fuggles are the literal worst.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2020, 03:48:11 AM »
Lol think I already said here at some point, but yup. I have never had a good experience with fuggles, can't remember if they were UK or US. I won't even risk using them again.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2020, 01:25:51 AM »
I'm about to have the definitive answer about why to use Hallertau: Tomorrow I'm brewing (yet another) APA using 50% Golden Promise, 34% Rye and 16% base malt. This is a recipe I have made many times with many variations (and up to 50% rye with no problems), only this time I'm going to use 100g (3 oz and a bit) of Hallertau for bittering. If there is a significant effect from the phenols I'm sure that it will show up in this brew!

I'll post an update in a couple of weeks when I get it in the glass.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2020, 02:43:38 PM »
I'm about to have the definitive answer about why to use Hallertau: Tomorrow I'm brewing (yet another) APA using 50% Golden Promise, 34% Rye and 16% base malt. This is a recipe I have made many times with many variations (and up to 50% rye with no problems), only this time I'm going to use 100g (3 oz and a bit) of Hallertau for bittering. If there is a significant effect from the phenols I'm sure that it will show up in this brew!

I'll post an update in a couple of weeks when I get it in the glass.

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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2020, 10:00:21 PM »
This is an interesting topic and I didn't see it when it was new.  I agree that using a hop at the start of the boil doesn't mean that ALL of its character is gone.  I also make a lot of beers where there is a hop addition at the start of the boil and that's it.  When I do that, I typically use something noble as opposed to Magnum.  Would I be able to tell the difference between the two?  Not sure.  I tend to use Magnum when I know that more hops will be added later... which are usually noble.
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Re: Kolsh: Why use a particular hop?
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2020, 01:02:18 PM »
Less relevant for a mild beer like kolsh, but I'll note that beta acid content is a consideration for aged beers (while alpha acids are busy degrading out of bittertown, the betas begin to better bitter the brew).

So I think the summary thus far is that hops is more than AA and oils, and a serious brewer should get educated on the other components. And that we all want to know whether the princess noticed the pea :P.