Choose my hops! (please) - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Choose my hops! (please)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
chemnitz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 102
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



I'm still a newbie brewer. My third batch (a Dunkelweizen) is boiling right now, and the scent is terrific. At any rate, I'm trying to choose what hops to buy in bulk, since there's a great sale on right now. Here's a few factors:

1. I think that 2-3 lbs. of hops would fit into my budget, storage, and brewing plans at this point.

2. My favorite beers are German and Irish, so that may say something about the kind of hops that I like.

3. In the near future, I plan to brew another Weizen and a Stout for sure. I may also do an IPA, a Bock, a Pilsner, or a Barleywine.

So, what 2 or 3 varieties of hops would do me the most good? Thanks.
__________________
"Das Wort hat, ... als ich Wittenbergisch Bier mit meinem Philipp und Amsdorf getrunken hab, also viel getan..." - Martin Luther

On Deck: American IPA, Märzen
Fermenting: None
In Bottles: Prime Abbey Singel, Vespers Abbey Dubbel, Terce Abbey Tripel, Compline Abbey Quad, Dragon's Tail Barleywine, Boyne Mead

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
TheDutchman
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Southern California
Posts: 63

Based on the beers you have listed, I'd go with
Spalter
Perle or Magnum
Amarillo (If you can afford three pounds and are serious about doing an IPA)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
mmb
"I just got a new pet toaster!"
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
mmb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
WBMI
Posts: 31,089
Liked 4240 Times on 3942 Posts


3 varieties?

Anything British, Irish, Scottish, or American without a big citrus note

Willamette

German lagers, american lagers, belgian beers

Hallertau or a substitute

American Citrus hop profile

Amarillo

In a pinch, you can use willamette for bittering in american lagers as well.
__________________
Black Phantom Brewing Company

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
Reverend JC
2500 gallons year to date
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Reverend JC's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Your Mom's
Posts: 1,880
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Hersbrucker-mittlefruh-or willamete

In that order for that particular beer or similar ones.

and a bonus hop suggestion>>>>>>>>Tettnang.
__________________
"Just because i don't care dosen't mean I don't understand." -Homer Simpson


http://www.modernmonks.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #5
mkling
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 743
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


If it were me, I'd want to go for 4:
1) for German beers: Hallertau (Tettanager as a second choice)
2) for Irish/English: East Kent Goldings (Fuggles or Willamette as second choices)
3) for US ales/IPAs: Cascade (Amarillo or Centennial as second choices)
4) a good high AA bittering hop: Magnum (Horizon, Perle, or Galena as second choices)

That'll cover all your needs for a while.
__________________
Currently On Draft: Bamberger Rauch Dunkel, Belgian Blond, Pilsener Urquell clone, Smoked Porter
Bottled: Concord Pyment, Mi'Apa Sparkling Mead, Chimay Blue, Old Simcoe American Barleywine, Old Cantankerous
Fermenting and Conditioning: Pseudo-Decoction Munich Dunkel, Left Hook Bitter
Recently Kicked Kegs: Fresh Hop Pale Ale, Citra Rye IPA
On Deck: Old Rasputin, Northstar IPA, Ur-bock Dunkel

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 11:02 AM   #6
chemnitz
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 102
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Thanks for the advice. Based on your recommendations, I just placed my order for 3 lbs.

Tettnanger
Willamette
Amarillo
__________________
"Das Wort hat, ... als ich Wittenbergisch Bier mit meinem Philipp und Amsdorf getrunken hab, also viel getan..." - Martin Luther

On Deck: American IPA, Märzen
Fermenting: None
In Bottles: Prime Abbey Singel, Vespers Abbey Dubbel, Terce Abbey Tripel, Compline Abbey Quad, Dragon's Tail Barleywine, Boyne Mead

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
BA_from_GA
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Buford, GA
Posts: 462
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


where did you see the sale at?
__________________
brewing lots, rather not keep it all updated here


inhbc.org

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
The Pol
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Posts: 11,454
Liked 96 Times on 81 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BA_from_GA View Post
where did you see the sale at?
Hops Direct...

$10 per pound.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 02:59 AM   #9
BA_from_GA
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Buford, GA
Posts: 462
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


fantastic! just purchased some Amarillo, Fuggle, Willamette, and Magnum. Maybe a little redundant with the Fuggle and Willamette, but they were too cheap to pass up.

Had a big order compiled and in a shoping cart on another site, had 10 ounces of hops totaling 32 bucks, instead i got 4 lbs for 38. What a day!
__________________
brewing lots, rather not keep it all updated here


inhbc.org

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If you had to choose between 4 finishing hops.... MaynardX General Beer Discussion 5 01-12-2009 12:59 PM
planning to grow hops next year, how to choose varieties? scottlindner Hops Growing 11 09-29-2008 03:16 PM
Choose The Last Hops on Earth... lembeck2001 General Beer Discussion 33 02-15-2008 11:04 PM
What hops to choose, and where to use them? Drscott266 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-07-2007 12:40 AM


Forum Jump