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Old 07-26-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Amarillo Hops - recipe help please

I just ordered up a pound of Amarillo hops. I have no experience with them so I am not sure what to expect, I have heard good things so I am hopefull.

Does anybody have a good recipe featuring Amarillo hops that they could share with me? I like pretty much all beers, but I am assuming a nice APA or IPA would help me showcase these hops. I also have willamete, magnum, chinook, cascade and centennial on hand..........way too many hops.

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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You can sub Amarillo in any recipe calling for Cascade or Centennial hops (making adjustments for AA%, of course).

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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I really enjoyed this Amarillo IPA. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f69/all-amarillo-ipa-28517/

Its definitely on my list to make again after my next hop bulk order.

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #4
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amarillo is a nice, mellow mango-ish counterpoint to the pine/citrus harshness of chinook. I use that combination a lot in IPA's (for late additions and dry-hopping especially).....you can pair it with cascade and centenial just fine too. The only time I have used amarillo exclusively has been with an american amber and an american wheat. I chose amarillo for these because of it's relative lack of harshness (it has a smoother character than other american hops, IMHO)....they both turned out great, and the wheat was taken down by my wife and I in a matter of a week.

Amarillo is a hop I always make sure to have on hand....

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
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There's an all-amarillo IPA in the recipe database. I've made it once, soon I'll be making it again.

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Sounds like a great hop, let me propose a simple recipe to start and maybe with your help I can tweak it to perfection~


13# Pale Two Row Malted Barley
1 # vienna or munich ?
1/2 pound crystal 20
1/2 pound crystal 40

1.5 oz magnum at 60
1 oz Ammarilo at 15
1/2 oz Ammarilo at 10
1/2 oz chinook at 10
1/2 oz Ammarilo at 5
1/2 oz chinook at 5
1/2 oz Ammarilo at 1
1/2 oz chinook at 1

1 oz chinook dry hop
1 oz ammarilo dry hop

Five gallon batch
1.065 or so
mash at 150
pacman yeast

FG = 1.011 or so......maybe 70 IBU or so....

I really like the idea of pairing the mango citrus of ammarilo with the fruity, with the pine/must of chinook. I also get a little tropical/peach from chinook late additions too...

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I recently made a very simple, very good tasting 'summer ale' with all Amarillo. It definitely welcomed me to the variety without much interference.

OG 1.050 IBU 30-35
8 lb / 3.6 kg pilsner malt
0.25 lb / 115 g acid malt (optional, for pH adjustment)

3.5 oz / 100g Amarillo 7.5% @ 15 minutes

Most any yeast will be fine. I used Thames Valley II.

Very good flavor and aroma and smooth bitterness. Quick turnaround. Even if imagined, the slight tartness from the acid malt was enjoyable. First time that I used it, very interesting sensation.

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I recently made a very simple, very good tasting 'summer ale' with all Amarillo. It definitely welcomed me to the variety without much interference.

OG 1.050 IBU 30-35
8 lb / 3.6 kg pilsner malt
0.25 lb / 115 g acid malt (optional, for pH adjustment)

3.5 oz / 100g Amarillo 7.5% @ 15 minutes

Most any yeast will be fine. I used Thames Valley II.

Very good flavor and aroma and smooth bitterness. Quick turnaround. Even if imagined, the slight tartness from the acid malt was enjoyable. First time that I used it, very interesting sensation.
The 3.5 oz addition at 15 was your only hop addition? That is a good idea, smooth I bet.
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Amarillo is one of my favorite American hops. I recommend dry hopping with it, too. Very nice aroma from it.

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Only addition, yes. I blew a leak in my keg system and lost half the batch along with some aroma. I bet if I didn't scrub off so much aroma, it would have lasted longer than it did. I didn't feel like it needed dryhopping. It was like an APA with IPA aroma/flavor, when it was young.

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