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Old 02-04-2011, 01:22 AM   #1
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I went ot the LHBS yesterday with a shopping list for a Cal Common. Started yakking with the proprietor while he was grinding the grain bill. He mentioned that they are out of Simcoe pellets and only a few bags of whole hops left.

So,... I'm mid-boil on an all-Simcoe Cal Common. The open bag is sitting next to my laptop. Man o man these things smell great!!

If there is a Simcoe bandwagon, I'm riding it like a short bus.

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:27 AM   #2
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I love those damn hops so much, my dog's name is Simcoe. FTW.

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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simcoe rules. I just kegged an all simcoe & amarillo pale ale, 7 oz. combined in 5 gallons.

It smelled awesome going into the keg!!

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
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I love those damn hops so much, my dog's name is Simcoe. FTW.

FTW indeed!
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:02 AM   #5
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My LHBS said there was a massive shortage of simcoe this year....

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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I too love Simcoe hops! I just understand when people say they smell like cat piss or a litter box. I've never gotten that from Simcoe and I use it A LOT!

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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Love simcoe over here.

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I'd love to find Simcoe in bulk or even a rhizome or two! Just bottled my first ever simcoe + amarillo ipa, dry hopped with both as well and the smell was phenomenal!!!

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I just used them for the first time a week ago. Can't wait to taste the beer..

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My LHBS said there was a massive shortage of simcoe this year....
mine told me it had more to do with smaller amounts of crops and the time of year being between crops and not to get too worried about it yet

of course YMMV

i picked up 3oz of whole leaf and could smell it in my car the entire ride home - was glad i didn't get pulled over
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