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Old 08-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 08-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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I like tettnang in my stouts and porters. Balances well w/ no prominent hop character.

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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.

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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).

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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.
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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.

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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.

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

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