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Old 02-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Am going to be doing an amber ale and I am looking to do late additions to avoid being to high on the bittering. I want about 25 ibu's and lots of flavor and aroma, any suggestions? I have Amarillo, cascade, northern brewer, and willamette hops already available. Please any suggestions?

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Old 02-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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What do you see the final product looking like? Do you want to offset the caramel from the amber with a citrusy hoppiness from the amarillo and cascade? Or a more subtle, woody and floral presence from the NB and willamette?

I would either group it one of three ways:

Amarillo/Cascade - Citrusy deliciousness
Northern Brewer/Cascade - California Commonish combo
NB / Willamette - more floral notes, smoother, delicate

my 2c. Good luck! What's the grist look like?


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I am looking at 10 lbs 2 row 2 lbs c60 and 1 lb c20 somewhere in there. I like the thought of Amarillo and cascades as a combo. I am not looking for the flavor and aroma to be a punch in the face I would just like a good blend of malty with more flavor on the hops.
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I am looking at 10 lbs 2 row 2 lbs c60 and 1 lb c20 somewhere in there. I like the thought of Amarillo and cascades as a combo. I am not looking for the flavor and aroma to be a punch in the face I would just like a good blend of malty with more flavor on the hops.
If you don't mind my saying, if that's what your looking for in the final, try
8# 2-row
2# Munich
1# C-60
3/4# C-20
I think that would tone down the malty but be a solid backbone to the hops flavor.

Do you have any Magnum? that would be a good clean bittering hop to allow you to put a punch in the 10-20 minute boil range without overdoing the flavor additions. If you don't have it, then add ~25% of your flavor additions as First Wort Hops, and that will give you the IBU's with some extra non-harsh bitterness with added flavor.
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