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Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 12:51:30 PM »

So.... I missed it?  When did they show up?  Aren't they early? 

Dammit!!!!!!!

well, a pre-order can of course be held at any time, but given that harvesting occurs very soon (within the next 2-3 weeks) they'll want to have all orders in place so they can be shipped as soon as they are picked and received.
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Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 09:27:52 PM »
Dry hopping wet hops? ;D  Tom should be here in a minute.
I was having beers when this was posted. ;)  We know my opinion, so I'll just say . . .

Beer Monger, if you're looking for fresh hops try contacting Mountain Homebrew, I got an email about pre-orders not too long ago, they might still be taking them.
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Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 07:56:53 AM »
mmm, I wonder how they ship them?  Sealed up in plastic? 
Mine start to dry up immediately after I have stripped them off the bine.

Seems like you would need to keep them cool and refrigerated.


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Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 08:34:58 AM »
Would I be better off brewing an A/IPA now and dry hopping with the fresh hops when they arrive? 

yes.

Any suggestions on a commercial example that would be a good starting point to shoot for before the dry hopping?

I can't think of any Simcoe wet hopped ales, and even so if you could find one right now, I'd recommend against it since wet hopped ales should be drank by no later than November else they lose their 'magic'.

As for regular hopped beers with Simcoe as a prominent aroma hop, I'm drawing a blank except for Weyerbacher Double SImcoe which I think blows so I'd not recommend that one, even though Simcoe is one of my favorite hops.

As I recommended on NB forum, maybe make the "Dead Ringer" kit but use the simcoe instead of the included dryhop, or the CYBI Green Flash IPA, or I would do this:

1.065 OG
95% US 2 row
5% English Light Crystal
Mash 153

2oz Amarillo at 20 min
1oz Amarillo at 15 min
1oz Amarillo at 10 min
2oz Amarillo at 5 min

with enough Amarillo, Columbus or Chinook at 60 min to get your total IBUs to equal 65 (after accounting for all the amarillo late addition IBUs based on your AA)

ferment with Chico or San Diego Super (001 or 090)

then when your simcoe comes - dryhop with that.

I would drink that all day long!

Help a newbie out, for a 5 gallon batch, how much extract and steeping grains.  I am guessing the Northern Brewer Golden LME or Briess Golden Light DME.

Thanks!

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Re: Fresh Simcoe hops arriving soon....what to do?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 08:42:38 AM »
keeping to round amounts:

7lbs DME (golden light)
1lb English light Crystal/Caramel for steeping
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