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Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Jan 2012
Hoopeston, Illinois
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Hey Brewers,

Quick question.....I've got some Czech Saaz hops laying around, are they strictly a pilsner & lager hop, or could they be added to other styles? If so, what styles?
Under Construction:
Angry Duck Red Ale

Finalized Recipes:
Yankee Duck APA
Duck of The Irish Stout
Ducktoberfest Lager
Muttley Duck Ale

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
Oct 2011
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Perhaps belgians? Here's a fun way to answer your question:

that's for czech saaz, but the idea is the same.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
Apr 2011
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I used some in a Black IPA one time. twas good.

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I would say... you can use any hop... in any beer... in any way you see fit. If I had a bunch layin' around, I'd huck 'em in whatever I was brewin'.

Ahhh... the beauty of homebrewin'... You can do whatever the heck you want.


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Old 01-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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Here's an interesting one. I had a bunch of hops in the freezer & was brewing my 1st batch of my Sunset Gold APA. I decided on 1oz each of US Perle & Czech Saaz. The one ounce Perle @ 20 minutes,Saaz at 10 minutes. It came out with a smooth spicy flavor,& that piny thing from the Saaz was changed to a nondescript citrus flavor.
So yeah,Saaz can work in a pale ale anyway.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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I like to sometimes blend British, Continental and US hops in hoppy ales... makes for an interesting beer
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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I like Saaz in my lime blond and rye kolsch.

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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I like Saaz hops in Belgians and Saisons.

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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According to Rogue's website, Dead Guy Ale uses Saaz.

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Old 01-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
Dec 2011
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I did a Saaz hops addition to my Cream Ale this past weekend at 10 mins... Wanted to do a Pseudo lager type thing...

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