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Old 11-26-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Oops...hop mix up

I made a robust porter today. I usually have the following hop profile
60min - 1.2oz Northern Brewer
30min - 1oz cascade
10min - 0.5oz cascade
00min - 0.5oz cascade

instead I did the following

60min - 1.2oz Cascade

Realized my mistake and adjusted the remaining additions to still get my target IBUs

30min - 1oz Northern Brewer
10min - 1oz Northern Brewer

What can I expect? Anyone ever use Cascade at 60min? Anyone use NB as a flavor or aroma addition?


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Old 11-26-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
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I use cascade at the bittering hop in my house amber; and I know some stout recipes use it as well. It'll work.

Haven't used NB much, so can't help you there...


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Old 11-26-2010, 02:27 AM   #3
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Cascade at bittering shouldn't make much of a difference, but NB instead of cascade at Aroma/finishing will make a differnce. NB, IMHO is a very clean yet unique hop. You won't get the spicy/citrusy aroma from NB like you would from cascade. But the good news is, that for that particular beer, the flavor impact should be minimal. If anything, I bet it would be strangely delicious! (Ok, I'm biased b/c I really like NB).
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:30 AM   #4
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Cascade at bittering shouldn't make much of a difference, but NB instead of cascade at Aroma/finishing will make a differnce. NB, IMHO is a very clean yet unique hop. You won't get the spicy/citrusy aroma from NB like you would from cascade. But the good news is, that for that particular beer, the flavor impact should be minimal. If anything, I bet it would be strangely delicious! (Ok, I'm biased b/c I really like NB).
I agree! I'm drinking a northern brewer hopped beer right now. It's NOT citrusy like cascade, it's sort of minty and piney but not really. I think it's a better choice for a robust porter anyway!
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Part of the fun of homebrew is to ignore the norms, experiment and make what you like, and I'm sure a lot of people would cringe at some things I do ..... That said, I don't think Cascade has any place in a Porter; Northern Brewer will produce a beer much closer to the traditional style.

I don't think you will have any problems with the beer.

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Old 11-26-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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I use cascade to bitter my robust porter.
It will be fine- enjoy. NB is awesome too.


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