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Old 01-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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My LHBS was out of the hops I wanted for my pale ale so I decided to experiment. He had these in an unopened bag in the freezer. They smell fantastic and the description on the bag said they were a European attempt at Amarillo.

Anyone used them before?



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Old 01-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like they came from Middle Earth....

Good luck though and definitely post what the result is.



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Old 01-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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Nope. When I read the thread title I though you were saying that you "smaragd" your hops

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They sound good to me.

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Smaragd is emerald in German

I did support for a database used by Mercedes called Smaragd.
Imagine how much fun I had telling people about that.

Sounds like a nice hop to experiment with.

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I'm using them with Saphir hops @ 20, FWH, and dry hopping. Will advise in about 60 days.....

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Still drinking this pale ale. Took me a while to narrow down the flavor profile, but I finally did. This beer reminds me of Sam Adams Noble Pils. Although, I do like the Sam Adams better...... Probably a good substitute for the noble hops which is strange because I love Sterling and don't like these.

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I am making an IPA with them right now! They smell somewhat celery like... Oh well too late now

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I used these as the main flavoring hop in an Amber ale a while back. I'd agree that they are more on the noble end of the flavor spectrum--earthy/spicy. Calling them a german attempt at amarillo is good marketing, but their attempt failed. Not unpleasant by any means.

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I'm bottling an Amber ale that's Dusseldorf Alt-style-though-not-quite, today, that I dry hopped with Smaragd. The hop bill was 1.5 Northern Brewer @60, then dry hopped throughout the primary with Smaragd, so it should have a strong presence of emerald. It sure smells amazing. We'll see how it comes out in a few weeks, though!



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