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Old 03-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
Jan 2012
Glendale, Ca
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In my immortal quest to create my own brand of delicious beer i am constantly in search for making my beers bigger and better. I just finished my brown ale and was pretty happy with it. I used a combination of Chinook (which i really enjoy) and Cascade. I have grown tired of the Cascade flavor. What other hop suggestions do you have for an American Brown Ale? I am always looking to try a new hop or taste something new. Let me have your thoughts! Thanks guys!

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
Oct 2009
Ludlow, Ma
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I love Citra Hops, drinking a Citra Pale HB now. That'd be interested to try a brown with Citra. Hmmmmmmm

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
Jun 2009
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I have a friend that does a simcoe brown ale. It's delicious.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
Apr 2011
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
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I was wondering the same thing as I am brewing a brown ale using chocolate rye malt this weekend. Was thinking of magnum and cascade possibly? I also have Williamette and Ahtanum laying around too and some tettang.

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
Apr 2011
Coral Springs, FL
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I lie using Williamette in brown ales. I use them for all 3 additions in my maple brown ale.

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:45 AM   #6
Oct 2010
Georgetown, ON
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Try some centennial.

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #7
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm on a big Willamette kick right now. I would go with that!

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:50 AM   #8
Nov 2011
Leesburg, VA
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I have an American Brown on tap right now that I used Amarillo for aroma additions (flameout and dry), It's pretty good. There's some changes I would make, but not to the hop schedule.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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jax, fl
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Williamette works really well as a late hop in darker beers. Try that.

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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I do a brown ale with Summit and Palisade that is fantastic.

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