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Old 11-14-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Got me some Falconer's Flight hops

Anyone used these before? Do they play well with other varieties? Was thinking of doing a single hop IPA, with a small Rye addition; 1.065 OG.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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I have some, haven't used them yet though. It is a mix of several varieties. I read it has simcoe, sorachi ace, Amarillo, citra, and some other c hops, but I am not positive what's in there. It's probably good on it's own. I plan to do a single hop beer with mine.

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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I've got a pound on order myself. Have only tried one beer which features FF before and to be honest I think Maui Brewing Company's FF IPA sucked. Then again I've thought that about most of their beers.
Was thinking I would do something in the Rye family as well, great idea! Let me know how things come along, it's always exciting playing with new hops!

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Old 11-14-2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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I'd agree with your original thought and go with a Single Hop IPA or PA so you can get more familiar with it. Not sure on the Rye addition, as I've not had a rye beer with falconer's in it. It's a great hop, though.

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:18 PM   #5
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I didn't know Falconers Flight was going to available so soon. Last I heard it was going to be December. Where did you get yours if it's this years?

Ubermick and I did a Drakes clone that used 6oz in secondary. It has an amazing aroma to it. Next time I'd probably up the bitterness a bit, but it's my favorite IPA. Here's for a 10gal batch..

23.5*lb American 2-row
1.75*lb Caramel Malt 40L
0.5*lb Honey Malt
0.94*oz Magnum (20.5%) - added during boil, boiled 85.0*m
1.33*oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 30.0*m
1.33*oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 15.0*m
2.0*ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 10.0*m
2.0*tsp Wyeast Nutrient - added during boil, boiled 10.0*m
2.25*oz Falconer's Flight (10.5%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0*m
1.5*oz Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0*m
2.0*ea Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05
6.0*oz Falconer's Flight (10.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
2.25*oz Chinook (13.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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I didn't know Falconers Flight was going to available so soon. Last I heard it was going to be December. Where did you get yours if it's this years?
Austin Homebrew, but I don't know if it's this year's crop as there is no date on the website. I assumed it was this years as I didn't recall seeing it listed until very recently.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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Anyone used these before? Do they play well with other varieties? Was thinking of doing a single hop IPA, with a small Rye addition; 1.065 OG.
Check out this recipe from Zymurgy! I'll be kegging my batch in the next few days... I had to sub Citra as my LHBS had no FF in stock.
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