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Old 11-09-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Default Best hops for dry hopping ipa's?

I am a new brewer on my first ipa. I have an ipa in the primary fermenter and it will be there for 2 weeks before I move to secondary where I plan to dry hop it.

What I wanted to get was some input on what hops I should use to dry hop it. What has worked best for y'all?

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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What was the recipe. I like to dry hop using the same and/or similar hops.

Some pretty common IPA DH's, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, etc.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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+1 cascade

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Citra/Amarillo, simcoe/Amarillo are probably my favorite combos. Can't go wrong with centennial, cascade, or columbus either though.

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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It's all personal preference. You just have to experiment and find out what you like.

Try some commercial brews. Gumballhead is all-Amarillo, Two-Hearted is all Centennial, Torpedo from Sierra Nevada has Citra, I think, Mikkellar does an all-Simcoe brew (expensive, though), etc. Google around and you can find other hop varities that are showcased in commercial brews.

Or, if you have tons of patience, you can try something like this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/geni...tility-277563/

Cheers!

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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Some pretty common IPA DH's, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, etc.
Add Citra, Columbus, and Ahtanum to the list.

Any of those have that big citrus punch that you look for in an American IPA.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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Agree with all above, needs to match your recipe. Amarillo and Ahtanum was a great combo I have done.

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
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big centennial fan here

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #9
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I just mixed Columbus/ahtanhum/amarillo/cascade into a dry hop and it its wonderful. Pine, resin, and super grapefruit all in one. However, any of these would be wonderful by themselves or mixed. My favorite is simcoe/amarillo and sometimes adding summit to the mix for more soft citrus.

Brew365.com has a great hop rundown on flavor and aroma to get some ideas.

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What is a good amount for a 5 gallon batch? I brewed my first IPA over the weekend and planned on dry hopping with some Amarillo and Cascade, but really am unsure of how much to use.

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