Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Stocking up on hops, judge my selection..
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
Dionysos911
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Stocking up on hops, judge my selection..

After going to the LHBS to get hops for brew day I decided it was time to save some serious $$ and order in bulk from hops direct. My favorite beers are (in order-ish) IPA, Pales, Hefs, Reds .. I also would like to experiment with other things including fruit in 2nd but those are my preferred.

Currently I am looking at getting a pound of each-

Amarillo
Cascade
Chinook
Magnum (GR) - Cheaper than US, will I notice much difference?
Willamette
First Gold

What are your thoughts?

thanks for your input


Dionysos911 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
TwoHeadsBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 3,930
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Good choice on hopsdirect...great selection and prices there on almost all hops. I'd recommend adding some light finishing hops like Saaz and Tettnanger, for your lagers/pilsners and belgians. I've also found they go very well with wheat beers and blonde ales too.


__________________

Fermenting: ESB
Kegged: Extra IPA, Brown Ale, American Wheat, Blackheart Stout
Coming Up: Dunkleweizen, 3C Pale Ale


DIY Fermentation Chamber
More Brew Stuff
TwoHeadsBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
The Pol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,774
Liked 84 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I agree, you really need to balance that order with some noble hops!
The Pol is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
Dionysos911
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pol View Post
I agree, you really need to balance that order with some noble hops!
Which one would you swap out for which noble?
Dionysos911 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
Synovia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago, Il
Posts: 1,327
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dionysos911 View Post
Amarillo
Cascade
Chinook
Magnum (GR) - Cheaper than US, will I notice much difference?
Willamette
First Gold
When I ordered a month or so ago, I got:

Amarillo
Cascade
Hallertau (GR)
Galena (bittering hop, 11.5% IIRC)
Willamette

I would suggest getting something like Saaz or Hallertau also, but other than that, the list looks good. The 1lb of Willamette for $10.50 is a spectacular deal.
Synovia is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 06:01 PM   #6
The Pol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,774
Liked 84 Times on 71 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I would get some Tettnanger, Hallertau, Mt Hood, Saaz...

I wouldnt necessarily swap any of the current ones out, but add at least on noble hop, based on the styles that you typically brew.
The Pol is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
Dionysos911
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Synovia View Post
When I ordered a month or so ago, I got:

Amarillo
Cascade
Hallertau (GR)
Galena (bittering hop, 11.5% IIRC)
Willamette

I would suggest getting something like Saaz or Hallertau also, but other than that, the list looks good. The 1lb of Willamette for $10.50 is a spectacular deal.
I was debating the Galena, it looked pretty enticing but have heard so much good about chinook and magnum.

So, between a hallertau, Saaz, or tettnager which would be better? What about fuggle? I'm pretty much hop illiterate at this point
Dionysos911 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #8
Dionysos911
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 134
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dionysos911 View Post
I was debating the Galena, it looked pretty enticing but have heard so much good about chinook and magnum.

So, between a hallertau, Saaz, or tettnager which would be better? What about fuggle? I'm pretty much hop illiterate at this point
To add, just read the description of Saphir..

This hop has a low alpha acid content and is very well suited as an aroma hop for the finest European style lagers.A true jewel of the noble hop family with a refined aroma & a mild flavor. Sweet & clean citrus aroma that has a hint of tangerine.

That sounds pretty tasty...
Dionysos911 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #9
TwoHeadsBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 3,930
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I am really diggin the Tettnanger that I got from them, and it's a great deal at $17/lb. The others I like are Saaz and EKG's.
__________________

Fermenting: ESB
Kegged: Extra IPA, Brown Ale, American Wheat, Blackheart Stout
Coming Up: Dunkleweizen, 3C Pale Ale


DIY Fermentation Chamber
More Brew Stuff
TwoHeadsBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
orangeandblue302
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 240
Default

+1 on the EKG.


__________________
Harmony Brewing Co.
orangeandblue302 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hops selection: What should I buy? Synovia Recipes/Ingredients 4 07-17-2009 12:25 PM
Hop Stocking undallas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-14-2009 10:47 PM
IPA hops selection ? Milhouse Extract Brewing 7 09-02-2008 03:14 PM
OregonNatives 08' hops selection OregonNative Hops Growing 11 05-05-2008 02:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS