Originally Posted by Synovia
I am going to make an order from hops direct, and am looking for suggestions on what hops to buy. I am pretty new to this, so I'm pretty open. WHat are you guys favorite hops?
Here is what I have so far: I am willing to make changes.
Cascade Pellet Hops 16.50
a/a 5.0 - 8.2%
Willamette Pellet Hops 10.50
a/a 4.5 - 7.0%
Hallertau (GR) Pellet Hops 17.50
Galena Pellet Hops
a/a 10- 13.0% 18.50
Saaz and East Kent Goldings are good, along with what you have.
Some clean bittering hop is a must (e.g. Galena or Magnum).
After that, it's sort of up to what styles you do. I'd go with a variety--e.g. Cascade, Saaz, EKG, and Hallertau. People who focus heavily on American styles would go with Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Chinook or something like that. People who do a lot of British styles would need Fuggles and EKGs both, Belgian fans might need several noble and continental hops, etc.
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)