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Offline Cliffs

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #600 on: June 02, 2020, 11:16:18 PM »
lets see, unpopular opinion... Domestic "noble" hops are every bit as good as the classic german and czech nobles, and in my homebrewing experience they are usually better since they are fresher and in better condition.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #601 on: June 03, 2020, 02:44:08 AM »
lets see, unpopular opinion... Domestic "noble" hops are every bit as good as the classic german and czech nobles, and in my homebrewing experience they are usually better since they are fresher and in better condition.

Freshness, is the main thing that I think matters in almost all cases, grain, hops, etc. You have any favourite noble-style domestic hops? I recall really enjoying mt. hood once. Great hops, but there is always that temptation when making a continental style to get "the original hop"

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #602 on: June 03, 2020, 03:11:59 AM »
lets see, unpopular opinion... Domestic "noble" hops are every bit as good as the classic german and czech nobles, and in my homebrewing experience they are usually better since they are fresher and in better condition.

Freshness, is the main thing that I think matters in almost all cases, grain, hops, etc. You have any favourite noble-style domestic hops? I recall really enjoying mt. hood once. Great hops, but there is always that temptation when making a continental style to get "the original hop"
The domestic Saaz I got from Hop Heaven (eBay store) is awesome. I also really like the US Goldings from that store. They taste just as good as EKG to me.

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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #603 on: June 03, 2020, 01:32:25 PM »
^^^ I also bought US Golding from Hop Heaven and used them in a Strong Bitter along with some Styrian Celia Golding. Kegged this beer with some of both as dryhop. I have to say the US Golding aroma is stronger and taste great. The two Goldings along with some Willamette made a great Strong Bitter.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #604 on: June 03, 2020, 01:48:04 PM »
lets see, unpopular opinion... Domestic "noble" hops are every bit as good as the classic german and czech nobles, and in my homebrewing experience they are usually better since they are fresher and in better condition.

Freshness, is the main thing that I think matters in almost all cases, grain, hops, etc. You have any favourite noble-style domestic hops? I recall really enjoying mt. hood once. Great hops, but there is always that temptation when making a continental style to get "the original hop"
The domestic Saaz I got from Hop Heaven (eBay store) is awesome. I also really like the US Goldings from that store. They taste just as good as EKG to me.
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Re: What are your "unpopular" brewing opinions
« Reply #605 on: June 03, 2020, 03:24:49 PM »
lets see, unpopular opinion... Domestic "noble" hops are every bit as good as the classic german and czech nobles, and in my homebrewing experience they are usually better since they are fresher and in better condition.

Freshness, is the main thing that I think matters in almost all cases, grain, hops, etc. You have any favourite noble-style domestic hops? I recall really enjoying mt. hood once. Great hops, but there is always that temptation when making a continental style to get "the original hop"

Mt. Hood is wonderful. Like others have said in this thread, US goldings are great, and from what I understand alot of growers can barely given them away, so they are consistently available and they are not the hops that are left over after pros have gotten all the good stuff.
 Crystal is another hop I like, although it doesnt seem similar to european nobles as much, it just has its own distinct flavor that works in alot of beers