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Offline sparkleberry

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hops for a porter
« on: August 11, 2011, 10:38:15 AM »
I've been working on a porter recipe and was wondering what hops people are using for theirs. 
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 11:56:50 AM »
Fuggles/EKG

Anything English well work well.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 12:17:47 PM »
I usually consider a Porter an English style and my go-to hop for most of my English styles is Willamette
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 12:57:36 PM »
I generally use EKG but I read an article recently with Mitch Steele from Stone and he mentioned Ahtanum as a hop that has the citrus notes like an american but also had the earth quality of some english hops.  I have been meaning to use it in a beer like a porter for a while now to see if I agreed.  If you feel like experimenting that would be fun! Otherwise stick with the EKG's they work great.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 01:40:54 PM »
Fuggles/EKG

Anything English well work well.

+1.  I use both in my Porter.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 02:04:40 PM »
I'm partial to Willamette, though lately I've been using Mt Hood since I always have those around.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 02:24:15 PM »
Fuggles/EKG

Anything English well work well.

Not in this house!  I use a combo of German and American hops....usually Tettnang and Cascade.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 02:50:22 PM »
Fuggles/EKG

Anything English well work well.

Not in this house!  I use a combo of German and American hops....usually Tettnang and Cascade.


Likewise here...I use English, American, and Czech varieties as a rule (mostly American...I almost always have Cluster and Bullion in the freezer).
The bigger rule is I use whatever I have on hand .   It rarely makes a noticeable difference, at least not in the porters, anyway.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 03:35:55 PM »
Challenger for bittering, Fuggles for aroma, if going down the English route...

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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 05:15:22 PM »
Challenger for bittering, Fuggles for aroma, if going down the English route...
That's one of my favorite combos.
I also brew an all Fuggles porter that is pretty good.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 05:47:08 PM »
I used Delta in a Robust recently and really enjoyed it.

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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 06:16:16 AM »
I am not familiar with Delta - what's the profile?
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 06:26:58 AM »
I've been pretty happy with target lately.
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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 01:05:30 PM »
Chinook!   ;D  Man, it's drinking good.

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Re: hops for a porter
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 08:41:08 PM »
I am not familiar with Delta - what's the profile?

It's a Fuggles/Cascade cross.  As flavor/aroma additions, I don't find them to be reminiscent of either, really.  Some lemony citrus, but also some spicy, herbal notes.  What I have are 6.5% AA.  Harpoon recently did a single-varietal ESB with Delta.