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Old 02-15-2007, 03:06 AM   #11
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I like Northern Brewer and especially Willamette for bittering. I don't feel they're out of the norm or impart any "specialty" flavors. The Will's are low-AA% so you'll need more of them to get your point across.

Clusters work really well with more complex malt profiles. If you try to do a base-grain only brew, the Clusters tend to make it taste a little like a freshly mown lawn. I brewed a six-malt amber with them though as the 60m hops, and with Will and Cascade as the late additions, it was flat-out awesome.

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Old 02-15-2007, 12:57 PM   #12
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I also think Willamette results in one of the cleanest bittering profiles. I use it in my more mellow hopped beers. Magnum seems to be pretty clean as well.

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Old 02-15-2007, 01:01 PM   #13
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Man I love Colombus hops. They ROCK

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Old 02-15-2007, 01:08 PM   #14
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Ooooo...I almost forgot about Magnum. First time I used it, I was suprised how clean it was. I was kinda of conservative and figured out quick that i definately didnt need to be.

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Old 02-15-2007, 02:16 PM   #15
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Perle and Fuggles are clean, neutral hops that work well in the kettle.

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