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Dionysos911 08-26-2009 05:36 PM

Stocking up on hops, judge my selection..
 
After going to the LHBS to get hops for brew day I decided it was time to save some serious $$ and order in bulk from hops direct. My favorite beers are (in order-ish) IPA, Pales, Hefs, Reds .. I also would like to experiment with other things including fruit in 2nd but those are my preferred.

Currently I am looking at getting a pound of each-

Amarillo
Cascade
Chinook
Magnum (GR) - Cheaper than US, will I notice much difference?
Willamette
First Gold

What are your thoughts?

thanks for your input :mug:

TwoHeadsBrewing 08-26-2009 05:51 PM

Good choice on hopsdirect...great selection and prices there on almost all hops. I'd recommend adding some light finishing hops like Saaz and Tettnanger, for your lagers/pilsners and belgians. I've also found they go very well with wheat beers and blonde ales too.

The Pol 08-26-2009 05:54 PM

I agree, you really need to balance that order with some noble hops!

Dionysos911 08-26-2009 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pol (Post 1508131)
I agree, you really need to balance that order with some noble hops!

Which one would you swap out for which noble?

Synovia 08-26-2009 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dionysos911 (Post 1508052)
Amarillo
Cascade
Chinook
Magnum (GR) - Cheaper than US, will I notice much difference?
Willamette
First Gold

When I ordered a month or so ago, I got:

Amarillo
Cascade
Hallertau (GR)
Galena (bittering hop, 11.5% IIRC)
Willamette

I would suggest getting something like Saaz or Hallertau also, but other than that, the list looks good. The 1lb of Willamette for $10.50 is a spectacular deal.

The Pol 08-26-2009 06:01 PM

I would get some Tettnanger, Hallertau, Mt Hood, Saaz...

I wouldnt necessarily swap any of the current ones out, but add at least on noble hop, based on the styles that you typically brew.

Dionysos911 08-26-2009 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Synovia (Post 1508151)
When I ordered a month or so ago, I got:

Amarillo
Cascade
Hallertau (GR)
Galena (bittering hop, 11.5% IIRC)
Willamette

I would suggest getting something like Saaz or Hallertau also, but other than that, the list looks good. The 1lb of Willamette for $10.50 is a spectacular deal.

I was debating the Galena, it looked pretty enticing but have heard so much good about chinook and magnum.

So, between a hallertau, Saaz, or tettnager which would be better? What about fuggle? I'm pretty much hop illiterate at this point :drunk:

Dionysos911 08-26-2009 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dionysos911 (Post 1508189)
I was debating the Galena, it looked pretty enticing but have heard so much good about chinook and magnum.

So, between a hallertau, Saaz, or tettnager which would be better? What about fuggle? I'm pretty much hop illiterate at this point :drunk:

To add, just read the description of Saphir..

This hop has a low alpha acid content and is very well suited as an aroma hop for the finest European style lagers.A true jewel of the noble hop family with a refined aroma & a mild flavor. Sweet & clean citrus aroma that has a hint of tangerine.

That sounds pretty tasty...

TwoHeadsBrewing 08-26-2009 06:30 PM

I am really diggin the Tettnanger that I got from them, and it's a great deal at $17/lb. The others I like are Saaz and EKG's.

orangeandblue302 08-26-2009 06:33 PM

+1 on the EKG.


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