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Old 02-06-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Hops to Have on Hand?

I'm about to order some Hops from Niko's Homebrew. I figured I should get a pound to have on hand, but can't decide what would be best. I know I should consider what I brew and decide based on that. Trouble is I haven't brewed enough to have a favorite yet. Probable be an American Ale when I get there.

I was thinking Cascade or possibly the Northern Brewer. Any advice?


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Old 02-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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I was thinking Cascade or possibly the Northern Brewer. Any advice?
Those are definitely the two I would consider buying in bulk, maybe some willamette or some Hallertau, as well...


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Old 02-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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WOW! You guys are on top of it today.

Wish I had an important question to ask.

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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Cascade and NB are a favorite combo of mine to be honest. I finish my Cali Common with NB and Cascades.

Were it me, I would also pick up a high alpha hop and at least one English variety. But that is me.
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I always find this question impossible to answer because I often don't know enought about what the brewer likes to brew, stylewise.

If you like American styles, Cascade and Centennial will get you far. A good clean bittering hop like Magnum, Nugget, or Warrior.

I brew lots and lots of English styles, so I salivate over EKG, Fuggles and Willamette. Galena as my high AA bittering hop.

For Belgians, Styrian Goldings or Saaz.

Williamette does double duty in lots of styles.

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I'll vote for my favorite.

Willamette

Good in beer from the english isle and surrounding, Good in American PA, Not too bad in Belgian styles

Willamette, a C hop, and Tett or Hallertau would cover most bases.
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I went a bit overboard this year. Bought 5 pounds! Galena, Perle, Fuggles, Amarillo, and Magnum.


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