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Old 03-05-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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i read on the forums over at of the hopsdirect people said magnum is a sub for simcoe.

i have a bunch of magnum that i'm using slowly because i've only been using it for bittering. it smells pretty nice and now i'm thinking i should use magnum for something other than bittering.

anyone here subbed magnum for simcoe or used magnum much for flavor/aroma additions?

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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Never used it late in the boil, but sierra nevada torpedo clone recipes have it as a dry hop and a flavor hop.

It has high alpha, but as a derivative of Hallertau I'd guess that the flavor is mellower than simcoe. Maybe try it in a combination with other late/dry hops?

Just a guess really, someone around here has to have tried it before. I defer to whoever that is...

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:09 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by cookietruck View Post
i read on the forums over at of the hopsdirect people said magnum is a sub for simcoe.
I saw that too and I thought it unusual but I filed it in the back of my mind to try one day. Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA uses Citra, Magnum, and Crystal for late hopping and it certainly has a substantial late hop strength. That's enough for me to want to try using magnum when splitting a batch and dry hopping each differently.

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:26 AM   #4
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Magnum has a nice aroma and flavor. Avery's Maharaja uses it for flavor, if you have had it.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:51 AM   #5
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I really like both hops, but I wouldn't say magnum is a sub for simcoe. Simcoe is way more seductive than magnum

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