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Old 10-06-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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I have a AHS Nelson Sauvin pale ale kit on the way and I'm thinking off adding some Citra Hops at the end of the boil.
Anybody ever try this? I would think these two hops would compliment each other. What do you say?

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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I bet that would be good. I've never tried a beer with Nelson Sauvin hops before, that i know of, but they sound like they have hints of fruits, etc.

My guess is it might work out nicely.

I made a very simple pale ale and I loaded it with Citra at the end of the boil to try and get a better understanding of this hop. It turned out great. Love the IPA-style hop aroma and flavour in a clean, crisp pale ale. The smell and taste of Citra is just fantastic IMO.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Sounds delicious
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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I have an IPA i'm getting ready to keg

hop burst with 1oz each Simcoe, Citra, Nelson at 20min and after flameout

will be dry hopping in keg with 1oz each as well - I think it's gonna be an awesome combo

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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I searched the forums first but couldnt find a good explanation for "hop bursting"

Would you explain please
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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Sounds great. I recently scored a fair amount of nelson hops and have a Drifter APA clone fermenting right now that is based on nelson and summit. I am looking forward to using nelson in some other brews. I think nelson and citra will work good together.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #7
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I searched the forums first but couldnt find a good explanation for "hop bursting"

Would you explain please
In a nutshell, it's reserving most of your hops until the last 15 minutes of the boil to increase the flavor and aroma contributions to the finished beer. For damn near all of my pale ales, I bitter with Magnum at 60 minutes and then use 2 or 3 ounces of additional hops in the last 15 minutes. The result is fantastic hop aroma and flavor. Add dry hops to that and you are in hop heaven.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:43 PM   #8
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For some reason i always have a hard time with Nelson. When i use this hop i get a hint of bo tast but the aroma is amazing. I may have gone wrong adding it to early in my boil and using a smaller amount at flameout. Could the bo be from something else? but it only happens when i use the nelson

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:15 PM   #9
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I searched the forums first but couldnt find a good explanation for "hop bursting"

Would you explain please
here's a great article about it
http://www.mrmalty.com/late_hopping.php

since all three varieties i used had AA% of 10-15% my IPA has an estimated IBU around 60

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #10
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I hop bursted a pale ale with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra. Mixed 1.5oz of Citra, and 1oz each Amarillo and Simcoe together, then hopped the beer heavily with that mix from 15min to 0. (used a little warrior at 60 for some bitterness). It turned out incredible, the Citra just slams you in the face with tropical fruit aromas.

 
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