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Old 05-25-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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I am interested in feedback from those who have used this hop. I plan on using it as a first bittering addition (60) will the citrus flavor carry thru to the finished wort or will I also need a flavoring addition with it. I plan on using Centenial/Ahtanum as 30 and whirlpool additions. I am avoiding late additions with Summit due to its high AA%.

I also prefer to do 75% of my bittering early and burst with flavor/aroma hops late.

Thoughts?

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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Some (well, lots actually), notice a strong onion flavor aroma with Summit, usually when used as a bittering addition.

I find it to have an incredible tangerine flavor/aroma when used late, or as a dry hop.

Others have no noticeable onion flavors when using this hop.

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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I hate those hops with a passion. Yuck.

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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Don't use them early, but use a pile of them for late additions. I LOVE Summit hops and those that swear them off are simply folks who used them for bittering and refuse to adjust for this by only using them late.

Have a Summit-only hopburst IPA on tap right now. One of the best beers I have ever brewed.

So use something else for bittering and save the Summit for the last 20 minutes.

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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This recipe has received really good reviews: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/sacr...-ale-ag-62758/

Which has always made me wonder if there weren't different flavors from different summit growers??? Maybe similar to onion growers (regional soil differences, etc.)?

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:31 PM   #6
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Straight Garlic homie.

 
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
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They are my bittering hop of choice right now. I do like using them in small amounts to punch up late additions as well.

I've only ever gotten onion from FWH. Other than that it's lovely tangerine and grassy notes.

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:02 AM   #8
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almost no aroma/flavor will come thru from a bittering hop. why would you avoid using it late cuz its high AA? many high AA hops are some of the best late hops

I avoid using much early for fear of the onion/garlic rumors, but late it definitely gives orange/tangerine.

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:59 AM   #9
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I think I will switch it up earlier, maybe warrior. Move the summit to a later edition. Im intrigued by the polarizing responses im getting

 
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #10
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Big fan of Summit, and have never had the onion characteristic that some (lots) do. I usually use them as late addition as well, so maybe there is something to that.

I generally get more of a grapefruit characteristic than tangerine.

 
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