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View Poll Results: What is your favorite bittering hop?
Northern Brewer 6 15.00%
Chinook 16 40.00%
Tomahawk 11 27.50%
Simcoe 7 17.50%
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Rightly or wrongly, as of late I have begun using Northern Brewer as my standard bittering hop. Literaly using to bitter every one of my beers. Thus far I've been pretty happy with the results. My biggest motivation for this was economic. With Hop prices running over $2 per ounce at my LHBS I really wanted to cut costs and by buying from HopsDirect I was able to cut that cost in hand buy buying in bulk. The added advantage being that I always have them on hand, as I'm not much of a hop head a one lb. bag lasts me forever.

I'm starting this post to get some feed back, to see who else agrees with me and and what there bittering hop of choice is?
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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I've been using Chinook almost exclusively for the same reason. Almost out though.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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I use Magnum to bitter most of my beers for two reasons. It doesn't take much to get quite a bit of bitterness and it's very clean allowing my flavor and aroma hops to really show themselves in my pale ales.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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magnum.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
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I use magnum for most of my bittering, as it's "clean" and has decent AAUs without harshness or any citrusy flavors. It's the most neutral bittering hop I have. None of the ones listed in the poll are particularly neutral or "clean" flavored, but if I had to pick one to use I'd use Northern Brewer for most beers with Chinook for IPAs.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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I use magnum for almost all bittering, even lighter beers like pils (which often use saaz exclusively).
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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I haven't had good success with Chinook, but your mileage may vary.

I use Columbus on just about everything but I haven't pit it up against Magnum or any of the others you mention in the poll.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
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Columbus. Why didn't it make the list?

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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Tomahawk is the same as columbus.. CTZ (columbus, tomawhawk, zeus)
I'm wondering why Magnum didn't make the list, that's my preferred bittering hop as well.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:59 PM   #10
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Tomahawk is the same as columbus.. CTZ (columbus, tomawhawk, zeus)
I'm wondering why Magnum didn't make the list, that's my preferred bittering hop as well.
Oh yeah... in that case, I pick Tomahawk!

 
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