Originally Posted by jeffb418
Added another lb of cascade.
Cidah, what do you use most out of whats on that list?
I use a lot of those hops in general actually, so the below will probably be only so helpful. If you like a certain style, that might be more helpful in my telling you what hops I use for that style. I have been putting EKG in a TON of brews lately. That hop is one I use a lot of batches, but in smaller doses (british styled brews).
There are some brews (IPAs, Pale Ales) that eat hops for breakfast (Celebration:centennial/cascade: Wry IPA: Mt. Hood/Columbus: Torpedo: Magnum/Crystal: Amarillo IPA: Amarillo), and a couple more. I will go through a half a pound or up to a lb of hops per 11g batch of one and/or each variety of some of the above brews.
Frequency brews (less hops per brew, but used in many batches) would be in this order of importance:
1. EKG - stouts/porters/english browns, altbiers, etc.
2. Wheats/hefes/dunkels/ etc. (Tett., hallertau hers and hallertau mittlefruh)
3. Northern brewer - stouts
On that list the hops I use the least would be:
Saaz (but I am getting into more and more lager ideas so I assume this will change)
With the hallertau, I sort have certain recipes that I really like to use each one for. It might be completely made up in my head, but when I am trying to accentuate fruit or citrus I use mittlefruh. When I go to accentuate malt character or spice I use hersbrucker in combination with tett. and/or sometimes perle. For some reason I am really convinced they are the "right" ways to get the best accent out of these hops.
I think Tett. and herbs (and perle) work exceptionally well together to get an american wheat; malt forward with some spice to it, like sam adams summer ale or similar.
for that hallertau if I had to pick just one I would go with mittlefruh just because I use more of it according to my notes. However in a pinch I have subbed one for the other to make up the difference in a batch I was short on.
Like others have said... I hate not having the right hops on hand. Time to bulk up on these!!