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Old 04-14-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Delta Hops; Cross between Cascade and Fuggles, slightly spicy with hint of citrus.

American or English Pale Ale?

Anyone tried them? Had Direct Hops add a pound to my last order; for $8, couldn't go too far wrong!

Currently planning ESB Malt, 0.5 lbs Biscuit, 0.75 lbs Caristan, and WLP022 (Essex), for an English Pale Ale.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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you should do a SMaSH with vienna or MO and test them out.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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I made a SmaSh with them - they're along the lines of a Willamette, tho' not as aromatic. Definitely a subtle hop so I'd say English.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll go with my original plan.

Planning on adding .75 ozs at: FWH, 15, 8, and 0, and bittering with a neutral hop. 43 IBUs, 1.054.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:39 PM   #5
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Yup, you'll be good!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #6
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My upcoming Delta experiment - an easy going american brown. Will mash at 155.

I've never used delta, so I'm curious as to how it will go. I will be goind a delta pale ale with wlp007 after this one.

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 21.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU      
9 lbs         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)            Grain        87.80 %       
12.0 oz       Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)     Grain        7.32 %        
8.0 oz        Chocolate Wheat Malt (400.0 SRM)          Grain        4.88 %        
1.25 oz       Cascade - Hops on Hand [3.80 %]  (60 min) Hops         19.3 IBU      
0.25 oz       Delta - HOH [4.50 %]  (60 min) (First WortHops         5.0 IBU       
0.75 oz       Delta - HOH [4.50 %]  (20 min)            Hops         4.6 IBU       
1 Pkgs        SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04)      Yeast-Ale
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #7
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I have been making an ESB using Delta hops exclusively. It won 3rd place in English pales at the Ohio Beer Week homebrew competition last month.

Check out www.reedbrewing.com for recipe.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:50 AM   #8
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I made a beer pretty heavy on the Delta that should be drinkable in a month or so. Used Delta the whole way through with .5oz Amarillo at 60 and 1.5oz Am at 15. The base is Live Oak Hefe clone. 3 gals went on WLP300 hef yeast and 3 went on my custom mix of WLP001/565/530. Come to think of it, I may not be the best person to report back on the influence of Delta hops.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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I bought some from my LHBS, they said they are a hybrid of Cascade and Fuggles.

They smell magnificent and I put an ounce in my IPA along with the normal Cs, 1/2oz at 5min, the other half at flameout. I will bottle tomorrow and taste. I've heard they are nothing to be surprised by. I would believe, howver, they could be great in a brown, mild, or ESB as mentioned above.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #10
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They're definitely subtle. I wasn't incredibly impressed with them.

 
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