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Old 12-05-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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i can buy hops from the main brewery here. they have:
Styrian Golding, Spalter and Hallertauer mittelfrüh.
5kg minimum at 20 bucks a kg.

I brew primarily IPAs, Ambers, Browns and Stouts. i have about 10 lbs of american Citrusy/Piney hops in the freezer that i brought down.

They include: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Magnum, Falconers Flight, Nugget, Kent Golding, Willamette.

but to have access and supplement my stash will be really helpful down here.

i also like belgium beers but dont have any belgian yeast here yet.

so with all that info in mind. what variety is the best to go with to help supplement my hop dilemma?

also if you can include a suggested combo for a certain style, that would be great.

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goldings are great in english beer styles and can be used for belgians, though hallertauer might be better suited for belgians. I use a ton of goldings, so for my taste I'd pick some of those up.

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goldings are great in english beer styles and can be used for belgians, though hallertauer might be better suited for belgians. I use a ton of goldings, so for my taste I'd pick some of those up.
Nice, ill give it a shot. what do you pair it up with?
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Hallertauer are very mild and pleasant. I use them in my Lagers, Cream ales and Blondes.

If you want some good American hops to supplement what you have for IPA try to hunt down Citra, Amarillo, Chinook, Galaxy or Simcoe. All of these are excellent for aroma hops in Pale Ale/IPA. Most of these hops from the 2013 harvest won't last long. I just got some of each last month but they are usually all sold out by January.

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I'm guessing that local brewery makes mostly pilsners. Any of those varieties would work well in a Belgian beer. If Saison DuPont is available there, you can harvest yeast from it. I did so successfully when living in Shanghai.

None are very high alpha acid, but at that price you could buy whichever is highest to use for bittering additions. This will enable your treasured American hop stash to go further as aroma and flavor hops.

I'd opt for Hallertau and also use it together with your others as a portion of late hops to increase hop intensity. I don't expect it would ever clash with any. And most of the distinct citrus hops would over power it, but it would add complexity and stretch your inventory.

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I'm guessing that local brewery makes mostly pilsners. Any of those varieties would work well in a Belgian beer. If Saison DuPont is available there, you can harvest yeast from it. I did so successfully when living in Shanghai.

None are very high alpha acid, but at that price you could buy whichever is highest to use for bittering additions. This will enable your treasured American hop stash to go further as aroma and flavor hops.

I'd opt for Hallertau and also use it together with your others as a portion of late hops to increase hop intensity. I don't expect it would ever clash with any. And most of the distinct citrus hops would over power it, but it would add complexity and stretch your inventory.
yep all below average pilsners and lagers.
i have a friend bringing down danstar's belle saison yeast, ive read decent reviews so i am going to try it out. i found duvel here once and wanted to harvest the yeast but didnt see any at the bottom.

i will try out some of those hops on my next IPA too. my last few IPAs have been pretty 1 noted...magnum on the bittering. cascade and FF 7c's on the flavor/aroma/dry hop. eventho FF is suppose to be a blend, all i get is citrus hop flavor.
so maybe these will add a little something.
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