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Old 06-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
MikeFallopian
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I picked up some Nelson Sauvin the other day and feel like brewing a pale ale with it. I would like some recipe advice though, as I haven't used it before.

Should I do a single hop with it or combine it with other hops? Other hops I have lying around at the moment are Crystal, Amarillo, Northern Brewer, First Gold and Brewers Gold.

The grain bill will be pale malt and carapils.

Any advice would be appreciated - including hop combinations using the other hops listed!



 
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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You should do a single hop, although some Amarillo probably won't ruin the batch.



 
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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I would go with Northern Brewer. The minty flavor would go well with the Nelson. Amarillo is hard to find and is quite good on it's own, so save those.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Actually the brewers gold would pro ably pair best. BG has somewhat of a black currant aroma that would go great with Nelson.

I have paired Nelson with Amarillo, and that was great. However, if I had BG lying around I would have used that instead.

 
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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I did a nelson, citra, columbus ipa last year that turned out amazingly well.

 
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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Actually the brewers gold would pro ably pair best. BG has somewhat of a black currant aroma that would go great with Nelson.

I have paired Nelson with Amarillo, and that was great. However, if I had BG lying around I would have used that instead.
The black currant is why I would not use BG as it would compete with the grape flavor of Nelson. I think the NB would compliment better......Just my opinion.

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:53 PM   #7

I did an all Nelson Sauvin pale ale last month. Not a bad beer. I'll post later if you'd like.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #8
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i think nelson is a great hop on it's own but i think it shines better with something else

it's got some citrus notes as well that can be brought out by using other citrusy hops

my personal choice would be amarillo but you could prob use any of those

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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I did an all Nelson Sauvin pale ale last month. Not a bad beer. I'll post later if you'd like.
Yes please - I'd like to take a look at what you did!

 
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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I think I may go for a Nelson Sauvin single hop.

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