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Old 10-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #11
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Where do you find this hop?

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:26 PM   #12
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At the moment I think the only way to come by this hop is in the Brewers Best Christmas beer kit.

 
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #13
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It comes with BB Hopnog. I got some last weekend, but haven't brewed it yet. It has three ounces of whole leaf HBC 342 and 3/4 ounce of bittering hops, I forget which. I stuck all the hops in the freezer until I have a chance to use it. It came with a free growler too, which my wife wasn't thrilled about.

Has anyone brewed their kit yet? I'm thinking of splitting the new stuff between 15, 5, and dry hop.

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #14
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I just brewed the Hop Nog Kit, and I did a Continual hopping schedule, in the primary for about a week and my brew room smells like sweet hoppy goodness all the time now.

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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It comes with BB Hopnog. I got some last weekend, but haven't brewed it yet. It has three ounces of whole leaf HBC 342 and 3/4 ounce of bittering hops, I forget which. I stuck all the hops in the freezer until I have a chance to use it. It came with a free growler too, which my wife wasn't thrilled about.

Has anyone brewed their kit yet? I'm thinking of splitting the new stuff between 15, 5, and dry hop.
So far I've got the first batch fermenting. I chose to do the exact same schedule. I will probably rack to secondary some time this week to dry hop.

Question is do I dry hop for one or two weeks with the last oz

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
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So far I've got the first batch fermenting. I chose to do the exact same schedule. I will probably rack to secondary some time this week to dry hop.

Question is do I dry hop for one or two weeks with the last oz
I'm going to dry hop for 2 weeks so I can really get the most of the experimental hops. I'm going to leave it in primary for a few more weeks, though, so it's freshest around New Year's Eve. Let us know how yours turns out!

I finally brewed my batch on sunday, and did that schedule (1 oz at 15 and 5). I had never used whole hops before, and my autosiphon clogged and broke. I ended up straining into my carboy. Man did it smell good.

 
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
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I'm going to dry hop for 2 weeks so I can really get the most of the experimental hops. I'm going to leave it in primary for a few more weeks, though, so it's freshest around New Year's Eve. Let us know how yours turns out!

I finally brewed my batch on sunday, and did that schedule (1 oz at 15 and 5). I had never used whole hops before, and my autosiphon clogged and broke. I ended up straining into my carboy. Man did it smell good.
I never rack from the bk. I dump the wort through a strainer, when it gets clogged up I dump the hops out and repeat

Also it was the first time I used whole cone hops... pretty cool

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #18
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Isnt that El Dorado?
Yeah, cherry life savors aroma from the El Dorado hop... Maybe good for a cherry beer ???

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #19
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I was going to do one batch as a pale ale at 35-40IBU with only the HBC342 and then do a second batch as more of a barleywine (like the stone one) at 90IBU with the millenium as the bittering hop, and then the HBC342 as the flavor/aroma/dryhop. This should give a pretty good idea of what the hop can do (and leave me with a little extra to play with after evaluating the beers) Any ideas/suggestions on this?

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:08 AM   #20
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Yeah, cherry life savors aroma from the El Dorado hop... Maybe good for a cherry beer ???
I did a smash last yeah from 2-row and El Dorado hops,made a pretty good beer, but I would use them only for aroma additions. Very sweet almost candy like scent.

 
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