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Old 02-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #11
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What types of hops work best for amber type ales?
This is what I use

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Or this one is good but less pretty

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But for ambers, some I know that are commercially used include Willamettes, Kent Goldings, and Cascade. There's a lot of great ones though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #12
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(East Kent) Goldings
Cascade
CTZ
Hallertau
Citra/Amarillo whatever fruity/citrusy/tropical hop strikes your fancy.

Doubletapbrewing: For hops that work with amber ales did you mean American Amber? Style guidelines say citrusy hops but not too fruity, although a smooth bittering hop shouldn't be discounted. The goal is to just balance the malt while not straying into the APA territory.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #13
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What types of hops work best for amber type ales?
According to the positive response of this recipe Amber Caramel Ale...Chinook works well!
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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I think my favorite hop is chinook. So versatile. Bittering, flavor and aroma. Its good from a FWH to a dry hop.

If I needed to keep a stock of hops, it would be:

chinook
centenntial
simcoe
motueka
pacific gem
wai-iti
EKG

Pretty versatile group there. You could brew a lot of different beers.

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I like to keep Amarillo, citra, falconer's flight, cascade and switch up on a bittering hop.

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cascade
ek golding
centennial
columbus
hallertauer

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I usually keep these 5 on hand :

Summit
Cascade
Columbus
EKG
Centennial

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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So far the count looks like this. (Sorry, gcdowd, did not get your contribution in yet) Certainly my choice of subs can be questioned. However you play it, the 3 C's are right up there with Cascade way out front.

My current 5 bulk choices from this would be
aroma Cascade,
bittering Columbus,
aroma Willamette (can get it locally),
dual Fuggles,
dual Amarillo or Citra.
East Kent Golding is more popular but Fuggles is dual-role and has that UK earthiness. I could try them by making 2 liter batches of DME and hopping with a fractional ounce of each, at 30 min and 7 min. Heck, I might do that and not carbonate, just keep the wort on hand for comparing.

Differing opinions are welcome. Might be an interesting poll.

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