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Old 02-12-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Nugget as flavor/aroma hops?

I bought a "pound" each of a few varieties from Puterbaugh farms in the fall, and while I've made a really big dent in my Mt. Hood and a sizable dent in my Cascades, I use so little of the Nugget per batch that I've got a lot of them left. At 14% AA, I hardly use any per batch!

Has anybody used Nugget as an aroma or flavor hop? I have no idea what a late addition Nugget would taste like, but I'd love to be able to use more than 1/2 an ounce or so per recipe.

Any recipies would be most welcome!

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Personally, I'm reserving all high-end AA% hops for bittering. Only having to use them little by little is ideal in our current situation...

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Personally, I'm reserving all high-end AA% hops for bittering. Only having to use them little by little is ideal in our current situation...
I agree that using small amounts of hops in recipes for the forseeable future is a good thing -- It's just that at this rate, I'll be left with only nugget before long, and I'm wondering what else I can do with them.
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I agree that using small amounts of hops in recipes for the forseeable future is a good thing -- It's just that at this rate, I'll be left with only nugget before long, and I'm wondering what else I can do with them.
Yeah I hear ya. My logic is, I'm gonna have to buy hops at some point and I'd rather it be lower AA% hops. Almost every beer style has bittering hops, but not all have flavor/aroma additions. Just my $.02...
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Better get used to ales with no aroma or flavor additions... you could of course make a very very bitter beer....

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Nugget works extremely well for flavor/aroma. Had an all Nugget Fresh Hop IPA two years ago. Fantastic! You might have to adjust the bittering add, since it will give you significant IBUs at 15 minutes.

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From memory, I think Randy Mosher in Radical Brewing talks very positively about using high alpha acid hops as flavouring / aroma hops. I don't think he went into specifics about which ones he liked, but I got the impression that it would be well worth trying - and certainly not a stupid idea. If you do give it a try, let us know how you get on.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably try an IPA w/ Nugget a couple of batches from now.

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Troegs makes an IPA with a good amount of Nugget. It does use a few others as well.

http://www.troegs.com/beers_nugget%20nectar.htm

Also Northern Brewer makes a kit that utilizes only Chinooks and they are up in the neighborhood of Nugget in the AA department. It was VERY good.

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I grow Nugget hops, so I have a boat load of them. I used them in an experimental ale recipe. When I transfered it to the secondary, and measured the gravity, I tasted the gravity sample, and It was real hop heavy, and had good flavor too. I used the Nugget for both bittering and flavor hops. I used Saaz for aroma. I can't wait for this one. It should be a good one.

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