Originally Posted by Redhawk96
I have been experimenting with various hop additions and combinations for an IPA over the last year. My favorite combination is Citra and Simcoe in relatively large amounts, late in the boil, and in dry hopping. I just bought 12 oz. of Citra's at my LHBS, enough for three (or two
10 gal. batches). IMHO Citra is the best aroma hop, the citrus/tangerine aroma is out of this world.
I like both Centennial and Columbus for bittering hop additions early in the boil.
I just tried my first shot at FWH this past weekend, with 2 oz. of Citra (10 gal. batch), it is fermenting away now. I will be interested to see how it comes out. Keep up the replies on this thread, I love discussing hop combinations. I have yet to get ahold of Amarillos, they are on my list!
I went ahead and brewed a batch I call rainy day APA. I collected rain water, ran through carbon and brewed an IPA.
I used amarillo and simcoe as FWH. Bittering was Magnum. For aroma I used amarillo and simcoe from 15 to flameout for an IBU of 57. Beer is still quit young, its not the best but i think with some time it will mellow out. It screams with flavor. I like the hop combination just needs a bit of mellow.
I then paired Horizon (bittering) with amarillo (aroma) and cascade for a 1 gallon batch, dry hopped with cascade. I wanted to try yeast harvesting from a 6 pack of sierra nevada. Its getting ready to be cold crashed.
After that I made a 6 gal batch of ale using horizon and simcoe. I used both as bittering and aroma. Not sure what I should use to dry hop. Any suggestions? I still have 4 oz of citra. I also have warrior, tettnanger and summit. Not sure if any of these would meet the criteria. Possibly the citra?
I just ordered hallertau, cascade, uk kent goldings and australian galaxy. See any good combinations with what I have on hand? Ill be using kent and hallertau for a lager.