Best hops for dry hopping ipa's? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Best hops for dry hopping ipa's?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 AM   #1
MoshinJoshN
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Posts: 14
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



I am a new brewer on my first ipa. I have an ipa in the primary fermenter and it will be there for 2 weeks before I move to secondary where I plan to dry hop it.

What I wanted to get was some input on what hops I should use to dry hop it. What has worked best for y'all?



RichH Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 07:05 AM   #2
samc
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Portland OR
Posts: 5,387
Liked 62 Times on 58 Posts


What was the recipe. I like to dry hop using the same and/or similar hops.

Some pretty common IPA DH's, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, etc.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
mburnett274
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Walla Walla, WA
Posts: 93
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


+1 cascade

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
skeezerpleezer
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Roswell, GA
Posts: 2,564
Liked 672 Times on 412 Posts


Citra/Amarillo, simcoe/Amarillo are probably my favorite combos. Can't go wrong with centennial, cascade, or columbus either though.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
JonM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
JonM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Milwaukee
Posts: 7,488
Liked 2545 Times on 1510 Posts


It's all personal preference. You just have to experiment and find out what you like.

Try some commercial brews. Gumballhead is all-Amarillo, Two-Hearted is all Centennial, Torpedo from Sierra Nevada has Citra, I think, Mikkellar does an all-Simcoe brew (expensive, though), etc. Google around and you can find other hop varities that are showcased in commercial brews.

Or, if you have tons of patience, you can try something like this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/geni...tility-277563/

Cheers!
__________________
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
scottland
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Chandler, AZ
Posts: 2,116
Liked 155 Times on 113 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by samc View Post
Some pretty common IPA DH's, Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, etc.
Add Citra, Columbus, and Ahtanum to the list.

Any of those have that big citrus punch that you look for in an American IPA.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 04:20 PM   #7
rzup
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Akron, OH
Posts: 5
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Agree with all above, needs to match your recipe. Amarillo and Ahtanum was a great combo I have done.

Bobcatbrewing42 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
hillhousesawdustco
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
hillhousesawdustco's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
up near babb, mt
Posts: 648
Liked 35 Times on 34 Posts


big centennial fan here

Rambleon Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
Boy
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Mt Hood, Oregon
Posts: 349
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts


I just mixed Columbus/ahtanhum/amarillo/cascade into a dry hop and it its wonderful. Pine, resin, and super grapefruit all in one. However, any of these would be wonderful by themselves or mixed. My favorite is simcoe/amarillo and sometimes adding summit to the mix for more soft citrus.

Brew365.com has a great hop rundown on flavor and aroma to get some ideas.

Bobcatbrewing42 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #10
Brutus Brewer
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Upper Sandusky, OH
Posts: 454
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


What is a good amount for a 5 gallon batch? I brewed my first IPA over the weekend and planned on dry hopping with some Amarillo and Cascade, but really am unsure of how much to use.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump