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Old 08-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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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.

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

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I agree, you really need to balance that order with some noble hops!
Which one would you swap out for which noble?
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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.
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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.

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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
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
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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
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...
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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.

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+1 on the EKG.

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