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Old 02-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Which would you choose and why?


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Old 02-10-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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Simcoe, I love them and I make mostley IPA's and APA's.


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Old 02-10-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
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Yah, if we're talking ANY variety it would be Simcoe or Amarillo. Probably Amarillo. Unfortunately we can't get rhizomes for these proprietary strains. I use a lot of Hallertau for my wheats, and Centennial for my IPAs. If I had to choose it would probably be Centennial because it's pretty hard to replace if you like it, and you can make wheats with a few different hops.

And RICLARK, do they have any Simcoe at the Salamander right now? I should be using them for my next brew.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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Probably Cascade. I use those or East Kent Goldings for a majority of my brews.
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RICLARK, do they have any Simcoe at the Salamander right now? I should be using them for my next brew.
I have been in there the last 4 weeks and they didn't have any. However Karl did get a shipment in last friday of Summit,Warrior and Amarillo.
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Hard choice! Choose 1 forever? Damn that is a hard call! Either Horizon or Simcoe or Amarillo. Let’s see cant grow Amarillo so that’s out. Simcoe is a GREAT hop and so is Horizon.......... Ok Cascade ya Centennial yep hands down Northern Brewer LOL
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Hard choice! Choose 1 forever? Damn that is a hard call! Either Horizon or Simcoe or Amarillo. Let’s see cant grow Amarillo so that’s out. Simcoe is a GREAT hop and so is Horizon.......... Ok Cascade ya Centennial yep hands down Northern Brewer LOL
So there you go Its EKG! That was easy!

You sound a lot like me. I've been mulling this one over all winter and every other day I change my mind.
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EKG

I only brew bitter at the moment, and EKG is the most versatile. I like fuggles a lot too, but the yield is lower.
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Cascade (have three of them now)... becuase I seem to buy much more Cascade than anything else.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:30 PM   #10
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Cascades is good.
I love Chinook but drinking only Chinook ales would probably wear me out.
I'd guess I'd have to say Goldings or Willamette. Either one can work well in a wide variety of ales.

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