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Old 09-09-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Willamette Hops , what to brew.

I've got a bunch of Willamette Hops left over from my Fat Tire clone brewing days and don't know what to do with them. Any ideas? I'll be honest, I'm pretty much an APA, IPA sort of guy with some European Vienna Lagers and Kolsch thrown into the mix. Maybe an ALT and a O'fest here and there.

Don't really want to toss them since I have almost a lb.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Willamette is my favorite hop and it is VERY versatile. I originally fell in love with it after using it in some english ales. My first english ale I brewed I found out I was not a fan of fuggles/EKG. Next time around I used ole Willy and it was amazing. I use it exclusively in most of my stouts now!

Recently I started experimenting with a cascade/willy combo in an American Pale Ale. My first sip was borderline life changing In that beer I did a 50/50 combo of the two for bittering, aroma and dry hopping. It turned out great!

Once the crap falls out of my current stout, I am going to dry hop it with an ounce of willamette!

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Agreed. Any kind of APA or amber ale would be perfect. Williamette is definitely a favorite of mine for flavoring and aroma.

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #4
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Doing a light english bitter with all Willamette. Like mentioned, good in lots of stuff

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Old 09-10-2011, 01:37 AM   #5
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i always use 1/2 cascade 1/2 willamette for my apa's both on flavor and aroma (but still cascade for dry-hop). tasty combo. willamette is a decent sub for fuggle, so whatever you want, esp pale ales

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I guess I'll have to try mixing it with some Cascades on my next APA. Thanks!

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I have to agree with everything that has been said. Willamette to me though realllly shines in dark beers. With that in mind, the best IPA I've ever made had 2oz Willamette, 2oz Cascade, and 2oz Amarillo. Late additions of Willamette to IPAs have pretty much been a standard ever since!

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Make a hopped up brown ale. Willamette would work fine in that.

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Its funny when I here "don't care for Fuggles" but like Willamette
Willamette is AMERICAN grown Fuggles
"Willamette

Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes. Used in British and American ales. A recent taste-test comparison between Ahtanum and Willamette has described some similarity between the varieties.[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_hops#Willamette

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Its funny when I here "don't care for Fuggles" but like Willamette
Willamette is AMERICAN grown Fuggles
"Willamette

Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes. Used in British and American ales. A recent taste-test comparison between Ahtanum and Willamette has described some similarity between the varieties.[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_hops#Willamette
yep, i hear that too. i replace fuggle with willamette. it does have a slight citrus taste fuggle doesn't have, though. it fits in apa's when fuggle doesn't
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