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Old 02-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
dgrabstein
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Hi folks,

I brewed up an IPA last week and I'm getting ready to rack and dry hop it. However, I can't decide which hops to use! Please lend me your wisdom! (and by wisdom I mean opinion of course).

I have an oz of simcoe to dry hop and need another oz to pair it with. Citra or amarillo? Opinions of how each pairs and how it fits with what I have so far? I'm looking for floral fruity hoppy

Here's my hop bill thus far:

1 oz summit (60 min)
1 oz centennial (15 min)
1 oz cascade (15 min)
1 oz centennial (5 min)
1 oz simcoe (5 min)

dry hop:
1 oz simcoe
1 oz citra/amarillo: WHICH ONE?



 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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You could split it into two batches and do one with citra and one with amarillo. If I had a gun to my head I'd go with citra though.


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Old 02-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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DO BOTH. I just did a beer w/ simcoe, amarillo and citra in dry hop and it came out amazing. Just a thought...

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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What like an oz each of all 3? I've never thrown 3 oz dry hop into 5 gallons of beer before...don't think it'll be too much? The gravity was like 1.071 when I put it in primary

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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That's exactly what I did: An ounce each. The aroma was out of this world. I literally sat there smelling the first pour until it got lukewarm. I'm crazy though lol.

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Alright hell I'll give it a try, makes deciding which one to put in a lot easier. And I am a hop head so too hoppy is not a problem...

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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Keep us posted after your initial tasting. You might be hooked on the c/a/s dry hop combo like I am. Now if only I had any of those hops left... damn IPAs all the time.

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:32 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dgrabstein
What like an oz each of all 3? I've never thrown 3 oz dry hop into 5 gallons of beer before...don't think it'll be too much? The gravity was like 1.071 when I put it in primary
Is too much dry hop possible? I vote no.



 
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