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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 01:56:20 PM »
It doesn't quite quite come off as a traditional German Pils, but I love Motueka in this style. You can taste its Saaz lineage, but it has a great lime zest character that is really nice in a crisp lager. I brew one of these just about every year in the early spring.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2020, 12:04:17 AM »
I have used Sterling, Santiam, Crystal, Vanguard. I liked Santiam a lot, but it's super super floral.  I've heard good things about Liberty as well, but I haven't tried it.

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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2020, 03:34:39 AM »
I have used Sterling, Santiam, Crystal, Vanguard. I liked Santiam a lot, but it's super super floral.  I've heard good things about Liberty as well, but I haven't tried it.

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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 03:36:20 PM »
I made a really nice lager bittered with Magnum/Perle and finished with Perle.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2020, 03:05:56 PM »
Galena and Liberty make a fine pils-type beer.  Galena and Mt. Hood also works well.  Back when I was using those hops in regular rotation, I would often blend Liberty with Mt. Hood for the finishing additions.  It helped that I was getting my hops from Mark Garetz during that period and Mark had his hops analyzed for oil content, which made finishing additions much more consistent.  I do not know why the big hop brokers do not list oil content on their hops. Alpha acids are useful for bittering additions, but they do not tell one much when it comes to finishing additions.

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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2020, 04:59:20 PM »
+1 to Galena, that used to be my go-to bittering hop and not sure why I went away from it. It has high alpha bittering but a nice citrus (at least to me) aroma. I never used it in a Pils, but can see it working well with noble hops.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2020, 05:29:23 PM »
It doesn't quite quite come off as a traditional German Pils, but I love Motueka in this style. You can taste its Saaz lineage, but it has a great lime zest character that is really nice in a crisp lager. I brew one of these just about every year in the early spring.
I was working at an all organic homebrew shop a long long time ago. I think we were one of the first, if not the first lhbs to get Motueka, back then it was called Belgian Saaz. I brewed alot with it. I always thought the fruitiness and the noble character just clashed. Obviously all these years later its a phenomenally successful hop, so just goes to show you what I know!

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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 12:51:49 AM »
+1 to Crystal, Liberty, Sterling, and Mt. Hood.  All great noble-like hops.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 01:35:10 AM »
I've dry hopped with Magnum before.  It turned out quite good actually.  Don't forget Magnum.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 01:36:38 AM »
I've always liked Crystal and have used it in place of Hallertauer with great results

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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2020, 03:53:26 PM »
I've dry hopped with Magnum before.  It turned out quite good actually.  Don't forget Magnum.

Your tastes are far different than mine.  One of the reasons I dont care for SN Torpedo is because its dry hopped with Magnum.
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Re: German Pils hops besides Hallertau
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2020, 04:04:27 PM »
I've always considered Magnum just a bittering hop.
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