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Old 11-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Lil Help on an Aroma hop - Nugget or Chinook?

I'm brewing up a California Common this weekend, and its a pretty straight forward recipe with a fairly basic Hop Schedule:

9lbs American 2 Row
1 Lb Crystal 60

Hops:
1 oz Northern Brewer @ 60 (Bitter)
1 oz Northern Brewer @ 10 ( Flavor)
1 oz Norther Brewer @ 1 min (Aroma)

I have some Chinook and Nugget left over from an previous brew (both 1 oz, both unopened). I know these are typically used in bittering, but any thoughts about how this might spice up the nose on the Cali Common?

Thanks much!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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Chinook does well as aroma/dryhop. Not sure about nugget.

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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I LOVE the northern brewer aroma/flavor for a common. I'd suggest using nugget or chinook for bittering if you want to use it, and keep the northern brewer for aroma/flavor and/or dryhopping.

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Cool, thanks much....

The first time I made this straight up, I liked the bitterness...it was pretty mellow, but I thought it needed a bit more aroma. Flavor was delicious.

Could I up the Northern Brewer on the Aroma, and hit the Chinook/Nugget on the bittering end?

Thoughts on that breakdown??

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If those are your only choices, I'd go Chinook. Nugget is my go-to bittering hop, and that's all I'd be tempted to use it for. Chinook is really kind of harsh IMO but its better than nugget.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:24 AM   #6
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Well, just to cover all the options, I like Nugget. As an aroma hop, I'd pick it over Chinook..

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