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Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« on: January 09, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »
Has anyone tried combining Simcoe and Amarillo together in a pale ale?  I was thinking of make one, using simcoe for bittering, then simultaneous additions at 20 min, 5 min, and flameout.  I had to scale down the simcoe to try to keep the IBUs in range for pale ale.  Right now I've got 45 IBUs calculated.  Here's what I was going to try:

9.5 lbs 2-Row
.75 lbs Crystal 40L
.5 oz simcoe 60 min
.5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 20 min
.5 oz amarillo and .25 oz simcoe at 5 min
1 oz of each at flameout

 If anyone has tried this combination and has suggestions or advice, I'd appreciate it.
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:39:23 PM »
Excellent, I love this hop combo.  I call it Simarillo.

Looks really good to me.


I had to scale down the simcoe to try to keep the IBUs in range for pale ale. 

You <could> skip the 60 minute and just use more late to pick up the IBU
this way you could scale up the Simcoe ;)
And start at 15.

Either way, the Simarillo rocks.  Have fun.


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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 01:32:55 PM »
Although I haven't tried that exact combo, I don't see why not. The Simcoe will give a smooth, clean bitterness & the Amarillo will give it the fruity, citrus (pommelo, tangelo) character we've all come to crave & love.  ;)
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 02:17:00 PM »
That combo (with an Amarillo dryhop) is my favorite APA recipe so far. In fact, I'm brewing it tomorrow or Monday. Recipe here: http://seanterrill.com/2009/07/19/behold-a-pale-ale/
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 02:41:31 PM »
I have 12 gallons in primary right now. Simcoe @ 60 then Amarillo the rest of the way. I have made it before, it turns out fantastic.  If it were up to me, I would skip the flameout, and dryhop instead. Any way you go, it is a great combo imho. Good luck!!

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 09:22:26 AM »
thats what I do in my house pale ale recipe. 

50/50 the whole way.

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 02:52:02 PM »
Thanks for the feedback!  Sounds like I have some experimenting to do!
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 04:06:39 PM »
Frankly you'd be stupid not to do it...

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 09:20:02 PM »
I love this combo as well, just make sure you like grapefruit!
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 11:00:06 AM »
I love this combo for APA.  I make one very similar to yours but with all flavor aroma additions split 50/50 and dry hop 50/50.  This weekend was my first time using simcoe to bitter this, as I usually use chinook, but the difference will be marginal.

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 11:15:45 AM »
 I also love this combo.  I will also do a Centennial or Summit & Simcoe in a similar way if I don't have any Amarillo.  Simcoe adds a nice little twist to the classic american citrusy hop flavor.

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 12:03:02 PM »
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 
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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 12:09:42 PM »
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 12:37:31 PM »
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

Boy, would it ever!


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Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 06:59:17 PM »
Boy, you guys are making this difficult! ;D
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