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Old 12-30-2012, 05:07 AM   #191
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I just kegged a belma IPA tonight. I used 2-row and c-15 for a base, 1.5 oz Columbus fwh, and 4 additions of 1.5 oz of belma at 20, 15, 10, and 5. Dry hopped with about 3 oz belma for 6 days. It smelled melony, almost like Granny Smith apples too, for whatever reason. Put it on 30psi gas until Monday, and I'll pull a sample New Year's Eve to try it out. I'll post notes then...

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:24 PM   #192
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Ive had a couple more pints of the Belma Blond I think im starting to really in joy its flavor. I just want to keep bringing the glass to my lips, then its empty. I just bought a saison strain (i believe wlp565) and from some of the suggestions to go this route im going to use the same recipe just sub the us-05 with wlp565, cheers

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:04 AM   #193
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Yeah, my Belma/Galaxy IPA is half gone already.. I took some out of town in some growlers and it was the first gone of the mix.

Anyways- I'm thinking a Saison will be the next thing I do with this.. Thinking a spicy and fruity saison. Chinook, Amarillo and Belma.

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:51 AM   #194
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I took a taster of mine tonight... Aroma was a little melon, and a little fruity. Taste was mild, but not bad. Would be good in a cream ale vs IPA, unless you throw in some galaxy or citra too. The Columbus, in retrospect, wasn't a great idea, but not a terrible beer by any means. I'll use it for bittering for sure, though.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26 AM   #195
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I just dry hopped a pale/amber ale with 2oz Belma and .65oz Centennial. I can't wait to drink it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #196
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Anyone use it as bittering in a mild yet?

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Old 03-30-2013, 02:25 AM   #197
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American Cream Ale with Belma and Hallertauer mittelfrueh won a silver medal in cat 23 at the IBU open. Guess this hop is good at something.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:03 AM   #198
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Im tasting my single hop belma ipa. I FWH'd it, kettle hopped and dry hopped. The dry hop is def on the berry-fruity side (as opposed to citrus or pine), and the bittering has a spicy side. I don't agree that its subtle, but its not strikingly distinctive like all-simcoe would be. So, it was a good exercise and at $5/lb a nice hop!

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Old 04-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #199
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A friend just gave me a bag of Belma pellets and, having not heard of them before, I stumbled across this thread in research.

Am I wrong in thinking that, after a ton of excitement for Belma, it wasn't all that great in the end? There seemed to be a lot of "I just brewed this and can't wait to report back." And then not as many reports.

Anyone try bittering or hop bursting a summer wheat beer with Belma? That's where I was thinking of going with what I was given. Or bittering my white IPA, which dry hops with lemongrass and sage.

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #200
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I like belma a lot. I think people were expecting the next citra/simcoe but it is not that kind of hop. It adds a spicy note when used mid boil, a berry note when used as aroma, and a nice creaminess when used as a dry hop. None of those things are bad, but they aren't going to make it a great stand alone hop either. YMMV

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