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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 03:00:39 PM »
I ordered some Simcoe and Amarillo pellets from Midwest Supplies last week and got them the other day.  $8.90 shipping but I stocked up.
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 08:19:28 PM »
Brew365 recommends northern brewer as a simcoe sub with a ?.......I have never used northern brewer so cant testify to the accuracy of this statement

http://www.brew365.com/hop_substitution_chart.php

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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 06:49:37 AM »
Brew365 recommends northern brewer as a simcoe sub with a ?.......I have never used northern brewer so cant testify to the accuracy of this statement

http://www.brew365.com/hop_substitution_chart.php
I think that question mark is there for good reason. I wouldn't sub Northern Brewer for Simcoe. That won't even get you close.
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 07:02:01 AM »
I have heard of a blend of 3 parts Columbus, 2 parts Centennial, and 1 part Chinook may get you reasonably close.  But, I have not tried it.

I have also heard Falconers Flight is a good sub as well.

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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 09:11:00 AM »
Im a bit ignorant as to why Simcoe's in particular always seem to be so hard to find. Can anyone shed some light? Is the variety weather temperamental or something?
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 09:47:02 AM »
Im a bit ignorant as to why Simcoe's in particular always seem to be so hard to find. Can anyone shed some light? Is the variety weather temperamental or something?

It has to do with patents, trademarks, and ownership of the variety. Farmers get a premium to agree to grow it, acres are kept limited.

Covered in this discussion.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=5251.0 
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2012, 09:52:03 AM »
 I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge. 
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2012, 10:41:43 AM »
I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge. 
Ha, let us know if this...friend finds the acreage.
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2012, 10:44:00 AM »
haha, ok that all makes sense...sorta

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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2012, 12:09:48 PM »
I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge. 
Ha, let us know if this...friend finds the acreage.

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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2012, 12:35:32 PM »
I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge.
If you dig deep enough you could find out. 
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2012, 01:22:58 PM »
I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge. 
Ha, let us know if this...friend finds the acreage.

Ninja roadtrip! :-X

Im down for that roadtrip...chris farley ninja style.
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2012, 01:38:31 PM »
I have this one friend, he was wondering if the location of Simcoe acreage was public knowledge. 
Ha, let us know if this...friend finds the acreage.

Ninja roadtrip! :-X

Im down for that roadtrip...chris farley ninja style.

I would wonder if they have a big fence - and hop yard dogs.
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2012, 01:57:04 PM »
Wouldn't that be fun?! Well, if there weren't hopyard dogs.  My friend should take along hamburger and dilaudid.  :o
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Re: Simcoe substitutes
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2012, 04:38:33 PM »
The closest sub I've found is NZ Sticklebrac... no where near the pine that simcoe has, but its there.
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