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Offline Descardeci

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Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« on: July 29, 2020, 02:20:10 AM »
Hey folks, how are you guys, I try to make some recipes so I can do in November to the summer, I live in the south hemisphere and since the time I get in to the brewing world and bought my first brewing book I wanted to brew this style but never did. Now after some years, I'm gonna brew this and one thought come to mind: I want use only english hops but want some fruitness, like citrus, what you guys think doing a dry hop during the high krausen to get biotransformation for this style?
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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 03:34:16 PM »
It's pretty common for English brewers to use Cascade in their beers. Why not just do a late addition with them?
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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 05:33:26 PM »
I was reading about the compounds the biotransformation put available for the beer, but gonnna thing a little more about the cascade, thanks and cheers Bob

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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 06:01:32 PM »
Historically, British brewers used a wide variety of hops. There just wasn't enough hop production in the homeland to support the massive volumes of beer produced so they had to look elsewhere. While they imported and used a lot of American hops they weren't fond of the flavor and so they were used as bittering hops. British brewers were also very fond of German and Czech hops as well and would use those as aroma and flavor hops.
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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 06:11:48 PM »
I agree with what others have indicated - that traditionally British brewers have not limited themselves to native grown hops. Having said that, if you are looking for a British hop that can give citrus/fruit qualities you might look at UK First Gold - descriptors include "zesty citrus quality" and "sweet tangerine and orange." It's one of the hops used in Green King's Abbot Ale and that beer does have a bit or orange-ish quality in its flavor .
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Offline Descardeci

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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 06:54:06 PM »
I agree with what others have indicated - that traditionally British brewers have not limited themselves to native grown hops. Having said that, if you are looking for a British hop that can give citrus/fruit qualities you might look at UK First Gold - descriptors include "zesty citrus quality" and "sweet tangerine and orange." It's one of the hops used in Green King's Abbot Ale and that beer does have a bit or orange-ish quality in its flavor .
I was think this exactly for this beer, and gonna think a little more to see what gonna do, and gonna with a low abv but in the style parameter

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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 02:17:53 AM »
I love the combination of EKG with Caliente, plus either Motueka or Centennial and an estery English yeast. Caliente has a lot of  stone fruit character that goes great with the esters from English ale strains, and the Motueka or Cents bring a bit of bright citrus.

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Re: Help with a British Golden Ale or summer ale
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 03:14:46 PM »
Hey folks, thanks all for the help, don't gonna brew this beer right now, but gonna look some good hops have consideration what you guys said.
Cheers folks