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Old 05-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #21
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I split a centennial pale ale batch into 4 secondaries and dry hopped each one with 4 grams/liter (2.7 oz for 5 gallon batch) with one of the following four hops: meridian, summit, mosaic and centennial. The meridian version isn't very interesting. It just smells generically beery. The Summit version smells strongly of oranges (none of the commonly mentioned onion/garlic). Mosaic smells very similar to Simcoe. Centennial has the classic centennial aroma but is significantly weaker than either the summit or mosaic versions.

There was no meridian in the boil which may be where it could shine, but based on my experiment it doesn't seem to add much as a dry hop.

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:19 PM   #22
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Thank you for the follow-up AnthonyCB!
Just one thing- did you mean generically beery, or generically berry?

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #23
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I have had complete opposite with meridian Very interesting hop

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Old 05-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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I have had complete opposite with meridian Very interesting hop
I have to agree with mot I used this to dry hop a Rye Pale Ale made with Merkur Saphir and Opal and I thought it really put the beer over the top. There was a lush fruitiness to the beer that was not apparent before the dry hopping that blended very well with the English malt/yeast character of the beer. It also played very nice with the subtle citrus character of the German hops I used. Very Nice.

I also used it in a DIPA with Warrior Ahtanum, Simcoe and Mosaic. In this case it was a bit harder to tell what it contributed to the beer but there was a very similar fruitiness that I'm sure was from the Meridian. Who know it could have just been the 19oz of hops I used in the beer! I think Meridain is a very nice hop and if you have the chance pick some up.
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Thank you for the follow-up AnthonyCB!
Just one thing- did you mean generically beery, or generically berry?
Beery as in beer like. I didn't get any berry aromas.
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Beery as in beer like. I didn't get any berry aromas.
I just poured a bottle into a wine glass to capture the beer's aroma as best as I could. I can see what people say about berry notes now. I still think they are extremely subtle when compared to the effects of the other hops I used. As I said, maybe they do better in the boil?
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #27
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Just racked to secondary a Belgian Blonde that I dryhopped with 1/2oz. Will know in a few days when I keg it how it turns out.

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I brewed an IPA with Meridian and El Dorado hops mixed. I did the beer like Dogfish head does 60 minute and dry hopped with 1 oz each (8 gallons). Turned out great. One of the more popular beers among my beer friends.

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