Originally Posted by Ancient_Hopus
DocScott, What's your take on the Flight 7Cs hops? Used them once for my IPA but didn't dry hop it; just about to move to a new place and have a larger space for brewing.. IPA is one of the first ones I want to redo.
I haven't used the 7C combo. From what I know, it is basically a mix of 7 different "C" hops, all of which are available individually. I imagine it works great for most IPAs but it would be difficult to predict the smell/flavor produced without using it many times and learning from experimenting. I also dont' know if it is a set mix that they use - meaning that I'm not sure if the 7 hops are all mixed in the same ratio from one production run to the next. A little research on the producer would probably answer this though.
My approach has been to use certain hops to achieve certain characteristics in the final beer (citrus, pine, dank, floral, etc) which may be harder to do using an unknown hop mixture. Give it a whirl though, and let us know