I have a handul of AG batches under my belt and am getting into a pretty good groove brewing about twice a month. I am looking at ways to cut some costs and I thought purchasing bulk hops might help me out a little. I would probably vacuum seal them in 1oz packs and keep them in a freezer to be used over the next year.
I am looking for advice as to what type of hops to stock up on. I want to be able to be as versatile as possible while still be able to brew beer that I prefer. I like to brew beers like; weizen, scotch ale, pale ale, brown ale, and belgian ale. Obviously, I may brew other types (ales onlly right now), but want to be able to cover as many of these with 4-5 types of hops.
As of right now I am looking at:
- U.S. golding
Once again, I am looking at getting 4-5 types. Any input that would maximize my options would be appreciated.