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thoughtsonhops 09-28-2011 04:54 PM

help with recipe ideas with limited hops
So I want to brew a beer with only the hops I grew myself. There are a couple problems. First, for whatever reason, I only got ~1oz Chinook and ~0.8oz Centennial. Second, I would like the beer to be something autumn-like.

I was thinking an Oatmeal Pale Ale, 'cause I had Fort George's Sunrise OPA. And I really liked it. Also I was playing with the idea of a Rye Pale Ale, I've never had a Rye beer, but I'd imagine it to be kinda piney, although I've heard they're great summer beers. I was also thinking of a red/amber just cause I have limited hops.

I kinda want to stay away from pumpkin type beers, I like them, but not five gallons worth.

So any suggestions for something I haven't thought of or on what I have thought of? (and as the sub-form suggests, extract)


dcp27 09-29-2011 05:10 PM

are those hop weights wet or dry? you'll need about 5 times as much wet vs dry. in any case, I wouldn't waste your fresh hops bittering with them if thats all you have.

how about a marzen with the fresh hops thrown in at flameout? its not exactly to style, but its autumny and a good use of the hops

unionrdr 09-29-2011 07:53 PM

An amber ale would work with that amount of hops. Or an APA,given the types of hops.

Cromwell 09-29-2011 07:59 PM

Scottish Ales don't use much hops, because Scots can't grow hops. The only problem is you'd have to let it condition for a while, and if you wanted to taste your hops (to see if they're good) you won't taste them much.

thoughtsonhops 09-30-2011 05:18 AM

These are dried hops. Thanks for the suggestion for the marzen. I'll look into it. Still I'm leaning towards something with only homegrown hops. It should be about a $20 batch if beer, so no huge loss.

Since I'm not positive about the AA% any chance I would have a too sweet or too bitter beer? The hops smelt good, and the Lupulin looked about right.

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