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Old 02-06-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Ok, so I was thinking about growing or attempting to grow some hops. MY question is... What is the most universal hop out there..?? Is there 1 particular hop that stands out because of its versatility (can be used for bittering, aroma, & flavor)?? Thanks!!



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Old 02-06-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Well it really depends on what you like and what style you brew (assuming you adhere to some style guidelines). EKG is a great all around hop if you like english style beers. Any of the noble German hops if you brew German beers. I suppose cascade if you brew American would be a good all purpose. There really isn't going to be a single best hop for everything.

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Cascade is one of most versatile hops.
Very vigorous, and hardy variety. Easy to grow, and provides a high yield.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:02 PM   #4
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If you are going to grow hops, I would suggest anticipating what sort of beers you'll be making. I grow Nugget, Cascade, Goldings, and Hallertauer since the recipes I make the most use those particular hops.

Also, you may want to pick a strain that is easy to grow (like Cascade), or disease resistant (like Nugget) instead of selecting a strain based on universality.

If you're new to growing hops, like I was two summers ago, you can learn a lot from the hops growing forum.

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awesome! Thanks everyone! Lately I have been brewing mainly english / Belgian beers. I just think it would be fun to produce some of the actual ingredients that goes into my beer. I have finally ventured into partial mashing as well so I am looking to gain more control over what goes into my brew and how it is produced. Thanks again! enjoy the superbowl

That being said what variety would be a hearty hop with good virsatility for that style(s)?
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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US beers: Cascade
English beers: EKG
German beers: Hallertauer, Tettnanger


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I think I would add centennial to that list. It can be used for both bittering and aroma. A great all purpose hop.
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There really is no universal hop but I keep a steady supply of Cascade , Amarillo, Centennial and Willamette because I like to brew Pale Ales and IPA mostly.
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That being said what variety would be a hearty hop with good virsatility for that style(s)?
Northern Brewer. I can be incorporated into almost any style, can be used alone a la Anchor Steam Beer, and it's a vigorous grower.
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Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand. It has high AA and has a great flavour and aroma.

http://nzhops.co.nz/varieties/nelson_sauvin.html


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