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Old 05-08-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Help pick me some hops!

I'm going to buy a sh** ton of hops, well five pounds.

1. Magnum
2. Cascade
3. Saaz
4. ?? (States)
5. ?? (Continental)

Now I would like something else from the states, and something continental that will help round out the pallet.

I was thinking Amarillo, but that might be too much like cascade, maybe I could swap those.

I'm not going to make a poll or anything, just looking for input.

I'm going to buy from hopsdirect.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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Something UK-ish?

Fuggle
EK Goldings
Styrian Goldings
Willamette

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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Amarillo is not to close to cascade, they are far better imo. Amarillo ftw!

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Amarillo or Centennial
EKGs

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was really leaning towards Styrian, or East Kent, but German Tradition is a great one also.

I have never done a bulk hop buy before. I really thought knew what I wanted, until I saw them in the cart. Then I said, but, but... I want them all.

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No hop collection is complete without northern brewer or german tradition...I love woody, spicy hops.

Styrian Goldings is great in anything...so soft. Fuggle or EKG for british-style ales.

I personally would switch out the cascade for amarillo...it's much tastier.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #7
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All right, my line up is a changin'.

1. Magnum
2. Amarillo
3. Saaz (This is my all time favorite It stays)
4. First Gold (uk) ??, or Tradition (ger)??
5. ?? (states) Something spicy or resiny ??

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Centennial or chinook for the resin, chinook is just expensive at hopsdirect right now

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First Gold sounds good, but I've never tried it. I'd get that AND the German Tradition and call it a day. That's a great hop line-up. Styrian Goldings would be good, but saaz is a pretty good substitute for those in anything you'd be making.

As for resiny...maybe Simcoe?

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Yeah I wish they had simcoe. It is one of my go-to hops, but I will be buying it from midwest this year.

BY THE WAY: Damn you DeathBrewer

I ended up buying 6 Lbs, because of you. I told SWMBO I was only going to buy 2 Lbs. Oh well, I guess I'll save on shipping

This is it the final line up.

1. Magnum
2. Amarillo
3. Chinook
4. Saaz
5. Tradition
6. First Gold

I hope you're all happy with yourselfs.

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