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Old 11-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #151
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I brew all kinds of stuff but my friends want my Bangalore and its Citra finish. I can just brew other stuff but they will keep asking for the favorite..
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:00 PM   #152
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I do.. I have two beers everyone wants.. the Bangalore (a modified torpedo clone) and the Janet's brown. The rest are all for me. As it happens.. I like both of those a lot too..

Funny you should mention that though.. I have had friends offer to chip in but I don't want them to become share holders..

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #153
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I do.. I have two beers everyone wants.. the Bangalore (a modified torpedo clone) and the Janet's brown. The rest are all for me. As it happens.. I like both of those a lot too..

Funny you should mention that though.. I have had friends offer to chip in but I don't want them to become share holders..
Sounds like they need to start bringing you more Citra then.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #154
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I keep hearing this argument over and over in the past month...."but my house [insert beer style] uses [insert tough-to-procure hop]!!! Wahhhh!" If your only good beer is only made good by a certain hop, then I don't want to hear it. Adapt.

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:33 AM   #155
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I keep hearing this argument over and over in the past month...."but my house [insert beer style] uses [insert tough-to-procure hop]!!! Wahhhh!" If your only good beer is only made good by a certain hop, then I don't want to hear it. Adapt.
He never said it's his only good beer. If you don't want to hear it, don't listen. No need to be a D-Bag about it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #156
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Hopdirect package just arrived. So much smaller than the leaf order I had a month ago. What is up with all these people getting pissed about people liking certain hops?

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #157
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Hopdirect package just arrived. So much smaller than the leaf order I had a month ago. What is up with all these people getting pissed about people liking certain hops?

Just mad because they missed out it seems...
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #158
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For my house IPA, I use Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. It's a perfect combo IMO. Magnum produces a very "clean" bitterness that doesn't interfere with the flavor/aroma hops at all.
I just made and IPA with the same additions and it was fantastic.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #159
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Sure would be nice if they'd ship out their damn whole leaf. They told me on Monday that it'd be another 2 weeks. WTF? Didn't really get that, as the harvest has long been done. They said they were waiting on their distributor. Aren't they located just down the way from it?
The harvest has been done, but a lot of the hop processing is not done yet. I too was looking all around for Citra and couldn't find any. So I called a friend here at Hop Union. He said they have not even begun processing the bulk of Citra yet. This year they are trying to be done processing all of their hops by the new year - which is a new and very intense goal.

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The other thing about hops that some in the industry are slow to grasp is that after the hop shortage, ALL the big brewers and retailers went to contracts. That way everyone is guaranteed stability, from the farm to the glass - as much as mother nature can provide anyway. If a business doesn't have a contract with a supplier, they may not get any of the harder to get hop varieties. It remains a boom/bust cycle though. after the hop shortage LOTS of acreage went into hops. This year I see corn planted in hop-trellissed (sp?) fields. There is currently an over-supply for the not-so-in-demand varieties.

One of the ways Hop Union is trying to fill the demand for the in-demand varieties is to make proprietary blends like Falconers Flight or Zythos. I just got some of these and am looking forward to trying them out.

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