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Old 01-27-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default dry hopping with simcoe and cascade?

anybody have experience with dry hopping these 2? what kind of results did you get? pine and citrus?

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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yes, citrus and cat pee. They are great!

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I dry hopped an IPA with simcoe pellets. I notice a bit of pine, not so much on the citrus. However, the main thing I notice is that "catty" character. People say it's like a cat urine quality. To me it's something more like kitty liter. Even fresh kitty liter has the same quality, so I'm not sure it's really urine.

Honestly, that description makes it sound undrinkable, but I think it's quite good in the beer. It also seems to have faded a bit with time.

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I should also clarify. I don't have my notes, but my dry hop with Simcoe was made up of half Centenial. I THINK it was Centenial. I'd really have to look back at my logs. Anyway, seems like it might work best along with a supporting hop.

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I'm about to dry hop my Imperial Red with Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial. I've heard Simcoe described as Cascade on steroids, so Those will be similar. I have also found that if you use large amounts of Simcoe with nothing else to balance it, it will be catty like others have mentioned, but that doesn't mean it's bad. If you're looking for a more piney smell, I think Chinook may be something to try. My India Brown contains Simcoe and Amarillo and it is wonderful!

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the reason i picked simcoe was cause alot of ipa's i love use it in late additions and dry hopping. none of which i really can detect a "cat" scent from. maybe that catty sh!t comes from overkill on the simcoe and not enough variation. either way, ive heard its a great hop and ill be finding out what i got when i bottle on saturday..

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the reason i picked simcoe was cause alot of ipa's i love use it in late additions and dry hopping. none of which i really can detect a "cat" scent from. maybe that catty sh!t comes from overkill on the simcoe and not enough variation. either way, ive heard its a great hop and ill be finding out what i got when i bottle on saturday..
how about if I replace the term cat pea with kind bud. Does that descriptor work better.
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how about if I replace the term cat pea with kind bud. Does that descriptor work better.
haha niceeee, ive heard that about simcoe as well. my sister came over when i was steeping my bittering columbus and thought we were smokin nugs. i think ill do a dry hop w/ those next time as well..
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citra = kind bud

speaking of which, i figured out a way to infuse it into homebrew. PM me for details.

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