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Old 03-06-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Belma or Cascade hops

If anyone can answer in the next 45 minutes would be great.

brewing a red ale grain bill as follows
16 #pale, 1# carared, .5 # c-60, .25 roasted barley. I have misplaced the origonal recipe and I have plenty of cascade and belma hops, Im going to add 3 ounces at 15 minutes,


In your opinion whitch one would go best, this is a 10 gallon batch

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Cascade for aroma and belma for bittering.

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:46 AM   #3
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So I went with 3 ounces of cascade, no to the bittering, I'm finding im not a big fan of the bitter!
The tase was lemony, the last time I used these hops it had tones of grapefruit! unless my wort was souring, that would suck!

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Belma is weak in the aroma arena but makes a nice bittering hop IMO. Cascade is great for everything.

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Belma is weak in the aroma arena but makes a nice bittering hop IMO. Cascade is great for everything.
I will have to try it next brew, I have 32 ounces of this stuff
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What did you use for bittering yewtah?

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Belma is weak in the aroma arena but makes a nice bittering hop IMO.
I've read that bittering hops add a flavor component to beer. Other than the bitterness, what do you think Belma contributes when used as a 60 minute addition?
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It's smooth bittering. It kindof adds a creamy texture, but 60 min additions do ver little in terms of flavor. Aroma and flavor compounds are volatile and boil off quickly. That's why flavor hops are generally added with less than 30 mins left and aroma less than 5 mins, or just steeped or dry hopped.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Belma is in this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/belma-hops-361492/

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Thanks, this is what I wanted to know. Also, thanks for the reference. Got a pound of Belma with no plan in mind. May use it for bittering this weekend.
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What did you use for bittering yewtah?
I didn't bitter at all, just the 15 minute addition of cascade, I'm not giving up on bittering my beers, but the last few have been over bittered so I'm still expirimenting and the next few will be low in alpha acids for the bittering. .5 or less.

I find my burner increases the ibu's so im experimenting there aswell, I can remember my first several batches I could hardly tase any hop profiles, that was a 15,000 btu burner that was hard to get a rapid constant boil, My 100,000 btu turkey fryer had been awsome at extracting the oils, a little to awsome at times!
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