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Old 09-12-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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I can't remember if I heard that citrus type hops are good or bad in GF beer. Anyone know?



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Old 09-12-2010, 06:49 AM   #2
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I think I read that they are good because Sorghum is kinda on the bitter side. I am going to do gf beer this week and I am leaning towards and APA or IPA



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Old 09-12-2010, 06:58 AM   #3
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Sorghum has a citrusy twang to it so hops that lend a citrus flavor will go well with it. I personally think that a nicely flavored IPA is the way to go for a gluten free beer.

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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I haven't really tried using citrusy hops before, but I have a nugget/cascasde IPA fermenting right now.

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Sorghum has a citrusy twang to it so hops that lend a citrus flavor will go well with it. I personally think that a nicely flavored IPA is the way to go for a gluten free beer.
So can I ask you for a recipe, or recommended recipe, for said GF beer?

I have a friend in need, and I have never even looked at GF beer...
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Check my drop down, there is a recipe for a double IPA and some others. If you don't see something you like check around the gluten free forum and there are a bunch of other recipes too.

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:16 AM   #7
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Personally I prefer the taste of darker beers with the sorghum syrup, though I have made a nice lager with honey and saaz.

I like fuggles and East Kent Goldings, add in some dark roasted grain pre boil and it tastes great.

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I haven't really tried using citrusy hops before, but I have a nugget/cascasde IPA fermenting right now.
Cascade is about as citrusy as it gets.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:36 AM   #9
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I have had great results using the citrus hop, citra. It is rather new I think but it is insane with citrus flavors if you drop hop with it.

I just brewed a citrus IPA for the second time and it is awesome. My friends who arent GF say it is a very good beer even if it wasnt GF so IMO this is a save in my book.

The guy who worked at the home brew store said that IPAs wouldnt work with sorghum beers because hops dont mix with the sorghum malt. I found that to be 100% false. My best beers have been when I hopped it up. Anyways look for Citra. And I am sure a lot know this but I have had great results using buckwheat, quinoa, millet, and GF oats as spec grains and roasting and seeping them in the brew water at 140 degrees for up to 1 hour before adding malt.

How did your IPA turn out BBBF?

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It is so upsetting when people at the LHBS give bad advice, or at least advice that they don't know first hand from, especially with gluten free brewing. Like you said, you found it to be 100% false. Bring him some and ask him to rethink his opinion about hops and sorghum "malt".



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