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Old 07-23-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Favorite hop for dry hopping(pale ale)

I'm getting ready to brew my 6th batch and gonna do my first dry hopping. I can't decide what hop to get for dry hopping. I'm brewing a pale ale and want to get it as floral and citrus as possible.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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I love using AMARILLO.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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+1 on Amarillo for dry hopping.

I also highly recommend Citra and Centennial for dry hopping.

Simcoe and Columbus make some weird, dank aromas that I really like, but I wouldn't describe them as floral and/or citrusy.

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"Floral and citrusy" to me says you want centennial! It's got a definite floral taste with the citrus. Amarillo is grapefruity, and cascade is also citrusy but without the floral notes. Simcoe is more resiny, while chinook also has some resiny pine in the citrus notes.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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Great thanks guys. I was leaning toward Amarillo too but I might try centennial this time around.

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Old 07-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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+1 for Centennial hops. I like to use 2 oz. when dry hopping with Centennial.

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If you use earthy and spicy(uk first gold, galena) type hops for brewing, would it be meaningless to use a citrus or floral(centennial) type hop for dry hopping?

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I use either centennial or cascade.

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Using a citrusy style hop for d-hop and earthy hops for bittering can work quite well if your not worried about style guidelines. Brewer's alley in frederick has an english style IPA with kent goldings for bitterness and flavor, and what seems to be cascade for aroma and dry-hop additions. Very tasty and unique...

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #10
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A Cascade Chinook combination is really nice too...

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