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Old 11-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default What Hops for a sweet stout?

Planning on doing a sweet stout and I can't seem to figure which hops to use. I was thinking about using fuggles for bittering and kent goldings with a pinch of cascade for aroma. Anyone have any thoughts or opinions?



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I wouldn't add any aroma hops to a sweet stout. Just use whatever you like to bitter, and call it good.



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I wouldn't add any aroma hops to a sweet stout. Just use whatever you like to bitter, and call it good.
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Fuggles or Goldings for bittering. No late hop additions.

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Fuggles or Goldings for bittering. No late hop additions.

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What they said. Keep cascade away from porters. I like fuggles in my Porter.
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If you're dead set on an aroma addition, use Kent Goldings on their own.

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i use fuggles in mine, seem to work well and not get in the way of the core sweet stout flavor profile. no aroma hops.

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Agree on the only using a bittering hop.

Fuggles make sense, I suppose, but I usually just use a high-ish alpha acid hop - last year, I think I used Pacific Gem. This year, I've got some Bravo set aside for it. One batch, I had a little bit of 13% Simco lying around and I even used that.

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I use Magnum in my sweet stout. Just for bittering. Magnum hops a pretty neutral. I don't add any aroma hops.

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Okay got it just one for bittering.



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