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KoolAidKid 08-14-2012 03:48 PM

Common Porter Hops?
 
I'm going to attempt a Sweet Potato Porter in a couple weeks, so I want to bounce any ideas I have off of you guys first.

What are the most common hops used in most porters?

I want something that you can only barely tell is there, but still gives a balance for the sweetness of this style of flavored porter.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

JordanThomas 08-14-2012 03:58 PM

Fuggles/EK Goldings. I see those a lot for English stouts and browns. More experienced brewers might have better ideas through actual use, but that's what I see from recipes.

Good luck :mug:

HawksBrewer 08-14-2012 04:01 PM

I like tettnang in my stouts and porters. Balances well w/ no prominent hop character.

Golddiggie 08-14-2012 04:12 PM

Target and northdown are good too (for bittering addition). You usually don't add any hops after 15 minutes from the end since you're not looking for.aroma. I wouldn't add too much for the flavor addition since you don't want that too strong.

jeburgdo 08-14-2012 04:22 PM

Willamette! I agree with everyone above me, but gotta put in a plug for Willamette. It's quite good for flavor/aroma, which I know you aren't looking for a lot of, but a small addition will give it a nice earthy, subtle woody taste. Very complimentary to dark beers (and probably sweet potatoes too).

baulz 08-14-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jeburgdo (Post 4329892)
Willamette! I agree with everyone above me, but gotta put in a plug for Willamette. It's quite good for flavor/aroma, which I know you aren't looking for a lot of, but a small addition will give it a nice earthy, subtle woody taste. Very complimentary to dark beers (and probably sweet potatoes too).

I brewed a porter last winter with willamette and it turned out great, everyone that tried it liked it.

MVKTR2 08-14-2012 09:07 PM

Just about any hop will work in a porter. I enjoy the combo of willamette/cascade in US versions and really dig kent goldings/fuggles in UK versions. You can go big-C hop or dank, suit your taste and the overall build of the beer.

Cheers :mug:
Phillip

MVKTR2 08-14-2012 09:08 PM

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scutiger 08-14-2012 09:16 PM

My favorites for porters include Fuggles, EKG, Willamette, and even Cascade. My most recent one was a Fuggle/Cascade mix in an oatmeal porter, very good.

944play 08-14-2012 10:00 PM

I prefer Chinook in my Porter. I like the rough bittering. Willamette was too floral for me.


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