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Old 12-28-2011, 11:14 PM   #11
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Warrior is my "go to" bittering hop for pales and IPAs.
My guess you bittering issues are due to other issues as others have said, but give warrior a shot. You'll either solve the problem or cross another variable off the list.

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:12 AM   #12
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Another choice for bittering is Apollo, Rebel's batch is 18% AA currently, and it can vary from 18-22%.


Description from Rebel:

Usage: Bittering (but has some great aroma characteristics)
Description: It's like Centennial, Columbus and Amarillo had a baby (and peed on it). Emphasis is on Orange with resiny and spicy components.
Make no mistake, this is a Super High Alpha, not for the squeemish.
It's original name was 01051, but that just wasn't catchy, so they went with Apollo
Typical Beer Styles: Big 'ol Hoppy Ales
Possible Substitutions: a whole lot more of something else.


Wouldn't want to guess price of shipping to Australia, but they are 1.89 an ounce right now. Just a thought.

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:47 AM   #13
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Magnum,nothern brewer or,oh lord am I about to say this?, cluster. All clean and seem to work well with all kinds of brew.

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:01 AM   #14
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Northern Brewer works well, that's what I used in my first beer.

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:52 AM   #15
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I've been reading radical brewing and have been swayed to think using lots of low aa hops will create a better beer. Haven't gotten to try it yet but it makes sense that you'll get more flavor out of them even though they're thrown in early. Has anyone had success with this?

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #16
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Northern Brewer or Pride of Ringwood are good. I agree that Galaxy is a harsh bittering hop, but it is a great aroma and flavour hop. For bittering, just use what your local supplier has that works well.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:55 PM   #17
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Warrior all day long. Firm, dissipating bitterness. Also, I see you are in South Aus so a high alpha hop will save you a ton of money. A friend of mine moved down there a couple years ago and the cost of ingredients compared to the states is one of his big hurdles to getting into making his own. That being said, homebrewing is still cheaper than $50 for a 30 pack of Victoria Bitter.

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:08 PM   #18
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When looking for a specific bittering hop, I go with Chinook generally. Cause it's bitter, like me.

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Warrior, Magnum and Chinook take the cake for me!

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #20
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Anyone have opinions on Simcoe for bittering as opposed to Warrior?

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