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Old 03-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Lovely! Just kegged a beer that used both hops. Recipe will be posted sometime soon, but basically the late hop addition at knockout was 22 grams of Challenger pellets and 8 grams of Northdown whole hops, then dry hopped with the same ratio, but 11 grams of Challenger and 4 grams of Northdown(6 days, in 21 liters). And man do these hops work nicely together. Highly recommended. How would I describe them exactly? Huh. Well, typically British character, lotsa earthy notes with some spiciness. Hard to put into words, but very British. Anyway, they work great together.

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Old 03-13-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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I have not used Northdown as my LHBS doesn't carry it, but Challenger is a staple in my English India Brown Ale. Great hop.

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I agree, love them both but never used together. Challanger is a favorite british hop of mine- I love the character, and it is a little more harsh than EKG or Fuggles, which is weird but I also like. Bluebird Bitter Clone anyone?

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I have never used Northdown, but I enjoy Challenger a lot. I need to try to get some bulk quantities of each.

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Too bad Northdown are impossible to find stateside (atleast for homebrewers)......I've been wanting to try some for a while now.....

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Too bad Northdown are impossible to find stateside (atleast for homebrewers)......I've been wanting to try some for a while now.....
Just Googled "Northdown pellets" and saw a few places.

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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/northdown-pellet-hops.html
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LOVE Northdown!

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Just Googled "Northdown pellets" and saw a few places.

Here's one:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/northdown-pellet-hops.html
Hey, thanks for doing the legwork on that! I have definitely looked several times in the past and come up with nothing other than overpriced from overseas, but not recently. Ordered 6 oz and some challenger too, since this thread piqued my curiosity. Northdown ESB, here I come!
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Hey, thanks for doing the legwork on that! I have definitely looked several times in the past and come up with nothing other than overpriced from overseas, but not recently. Ordered 6 oz and some challenger to, since this thread piqued my curiosity. Northdown ESB, here I come!
Happy to help. Enjoy the hops and report back on your thoughts.
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As a side note:

I drank Fuller's Vintage Ale last year when I was at the Great British Beer Festival in August. And that year's ale uses Challenger and Northdown. So, if you can find a bottle of the 2008 Vintage Ale, it's a good one to try those hops. It's also a single malt beer, only Maris Otter. So nice to see what a sort of British Barleywine with just Maris Otter, Challenger, Northdown and the Fuller's yeast tastes like. It's quite nice.

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