I just ordered a pound of these. Looking to make a simple English Pale with them so I can get a feel for the flavor profile. Does anyone have any experience with these hops? Searching yielded little results.....
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Bred at Wye College in 1995. First Gold is the produce of cross-pollination of WGV with a dwarf male. First Gold has many of Goldings flavour characteristics but with a higher Alpha acid at 7 to 9%. The hop gives a rich citrus character with flavours described as orange peel and dried apricot. First Gold has proven success in the United States in stronger flavoured summer beers and IPAs
Sounds like a more robust EKG.
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I use them for bittering in nearly all my british type beers, they are quite like goldings. I hear they are great for flavor and aroma additions, but I have never used them for that since I have 2 pounds of EKG