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Old 08-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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So happy that Neslon harvest is here!

I've had a few beers that were just Nelson and am looking forward to doing a single hopped beer soon but also curious what other pairings people enjoy with Nelson?

Saw some references to Nelson/Amarillo

I was thinking Nelson/Simcoe or Nelson/Willamette

What other parings work well together that still showcase the unique Nelson flavor?

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Nelsons work well with pretty much any of your typical IPA hops. Just think of the flavors you want them to provide. With Nelsons you are going to big tropical fruit and grapefruit punch. What other hop complexity do you want. If you want more of that character, use amarillo or citra. Want some floral aromatics, use centennial, cascade, or ahtanum. Need some pine or herbal notes hit it up with some simcoe or chinook. If you want alternate citrus notes maybe use some summit.

Ive been using nelsons for about 3 years and they are a fun, but potent hop. Just know if you are using some of the less aromatic hops in comparison you will need to use a little more of them so the nelsons dont overpower.

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thanks for the info

how much would you suggest for a pure nelson APA? 2-3oz total for bittering and flavor/aroma and another 1oz or so for dry hop?

was at FO the other day and heard about your new spot on Lincoln, when are you guys planning on opening up?

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Nelson Sauvin + Sorachi Ace makes an *insane* combo.

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thanks for the info

how much would you suggest for a pure nelson APA? 2-3oz total for bittering and flavor/aroma and another 1oz or so for dry hop?

was at FO the other day and heard about your new spot on Lincoln, when are you guys planning on opening up?
i prefer to not bitter with them because they are just too aromatic to be wasted on bittering. However, I just use them on late additions. For an APA, 1.5-2oz at KO and maybe a 1-2oz for dryhops is plenty. If you want more of the extra pale ale then you can up it.

as for me, Im not working at the place on lincoln. I got offered a job down at Beachwood Brewing and BBQ in Long Beach. Ill be floating between there and the seal beach location.
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i prefer to not bitter with them because they are just too aromatic to be wasted on bittering. However, I just use them on late additions. For an APA, 1.5-2oz at KO and maybe a 1-2oz for dryhops is plenty. If you want more of the extra pale ale then you can up it.

as for me, Im not working at the place on lincoln. I got offered a job down at Beachwood Brewing and BBQ in Long Beach. Ill be floating between there and the seal beach location.
awesome congrats

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thanks for the info

how much would you suggest for a pure nelson APA? 2-3oz total for bittering and flavor/aroma and another 1oz or so for dry hop?

was at FO the other day and heard about your new spot on Lincoln, when are you guys planning on opening up?
I recently brewed up a Blonde ale using only Nelson Sauvin hops and the hop flavor is seriously potent with only the 1.25 total oz I used (12.60%).

If you haven't used them before I'd go easy on them the first time.

My Blonde turned out awesome BTW, I am a big fan of the Nelson Sauvins!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/sauv...de-ale-259394/
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Estimated OG: 1.066 SG
Estimated Color: 6.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 65.5 IBUs
Mash temp 150°
US-05

12 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) 81.4 %
2 lbs Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) 13.6 %
12.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) 5.1%

0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.40 %] - Boil 60min
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 20.0 min
1.00 oz Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min
1.00 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 0.0 min
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min
1.00 oz Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min

1.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days
1.00 oz Citra [13.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days
1.00 oz Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days

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I think the dry hop is a bit heavy. Both Citra and Nelson are so aromatic that they really can use a light touch in dry hopping. It is odd to have those hops in a rye IPA, but it could shine!

I do an IIPA with Nelson, Cascade, Centennial & Willamette, it is a thing of beauty.

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Best beer I've made to date was Citra & NS all the way through. I'm pretty excited to taste my Green Flash West Coast IPA where I subbed out Columbus for an El Dorado/NS mix. The airlock smells amazing.

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