House Bittering Hop? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > House Bittering Hop?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
rmedved
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 90
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



So I just discovered hopsdirect.com and their ridiculously low bulk prices. I was wondering how many of you just pick one or two bittering hops and use them for all your beers? I figure the bittering hop doesn't effect the flavor too much (am I wrong?) and I should be able to use the same hop across most styles. I was thinking of getting a couple pounds each of American and English bittering hops and then just getting my flavor/aroma hops from the LHBS.

Any suggestions on which ones I should go with?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
Eastside Brewer
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Posts: 328
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I have used Columbus as my house bittering, but lately I have started using med to low alpha hops early in the boil like Cenntenial and Simcoe and then using Columbus later in the boil for more of a earth spicy flavor. Even in the dry hop, I like to use a 3 hop combo with high and low aplha hops.

Gotta love Hops!!!


Eastside

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
wonderbread23
 
wonderbread23's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Brooklyn
Posts: 1,045
Liked 41 Times on 38 Posts


I tend to do this with Magnum. I think it's one of the cleanest smoothest bittering hop around.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 01:16 AM   #4
munche
 
munche's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Inland Empire, CA
Posts: 394
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I tend to use Magnum for bittering and Cascade for aroma a lot, so I got them both in bulk from this site. You might reconsider also buying your aroma hops in bulk, as I use a LOT more Cascade than I do Magnum.
__________________
Jason Harris, Beer Dork Extraordinaire and wannabe blogger
Homebrew noob, moving right along
In The Pipeline: Amber Lance
On Draft: Empire Strikes Brau, Dead By Dawn, Fail Ale, Yellow Fever Blonde

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #5
rmedved
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 90
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by munche View Post
I tend to use Magnum for bittering and Cascade for aroma a lot, so I got them both in bulk from this site. You might reconsider also buying your aroma hops in bulk, as I use a LOT more Cascade than I do Magnum.
I've thought about it but since I'm pretty new to brewing, I want to experiment with different hops so I can get to know which ones I really like.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:38 AM   #6
indigi
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Philadelphia
Posts: 438
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I've used Warrior hops to bitter lots of styles, including an Oktoberfest, ESB, stouts, triples, and a cherry Brett beer. Even a dunkelweizen. The jury's still out on the cherry beer as it's been giving me some problems fermenting out, but it's very clean, adds hardly any detectable flavor at all, and has AAs in the 15+ range. The pound I just bought in December is 16.5%. I rarely have to use a full ounce to bitter anything.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:50 AM   #7
rmedved
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 90
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by indigi View Post
I've used Warrior hops to bitter lots of styles, including an Oktoberfest, ESB, stouts, triples, and a cherry Brett beer. Even a dunkelweizen. The jury's still out on the cherry beer as it's been giving me some problems fermenting out, but it's very clean, adds hardly any detectable flavor at all, and has AAs in the 15+ range. The pound I just bought in December is 16.5%. I rarely have to use a full ounce to bitter anything.
I've been using Warrior, I like it so far

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 02:55 AM   #8
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,251
Liked 7736 Times on 5430 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by wonderbread23 View Post
I tend to do this with Magnum. I think it's one of the cleanest smoothest bittering hop around.
Me too! I use it for stout, IPAs, APAs, etc. A pound of magnum didn't last me nearly as long as I thought it would!
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 03:02 AM   #9
indigi
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Philadelphia
Posts: 438
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I always keep some Northern Brewer around as it's a pleasant, relatively nonspecific medium AA hop that you can use to bitter or finish practically any style if you need a backup. It's a tad out of place in lagers, but not as much as something like Cascade or Amarillo would be.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 03:24 AM   #10
rmedved
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Seattle
Posts: 90
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Aren't Warrior and Magnum closely related?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bittering hops Metsbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-01-2010 11:40 PM
Did not add enough bittering hops Chenzo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 06-08-2009 04:23 AM
Bittering after primary? gr8shandini Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-11-2009 06:41 AM
Aroma and bittering hops HOOTER Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-28-2008 04:57 PM
When to add bittering hops? Fudd Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-24-2007 11:04 PM


Forum Jump