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Old 11-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #51
Sep 2011
Chicago, IL - Illinois
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Nugget! Love it's peachy goodness in an IPA.

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Old 11-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #52
Jul 2011
Them Scary Woods, FL
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Bramling cross for flavoring and aroma. Makes for a very nice earthy currant flavor in ales.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by scottland View Post
Cascade + Centennial. The combination is amazing, even if you use a VERY heavy hand. Union Jack and SN Celebration re two awesome commercial examples of the combo. You can't go wrong, and both hops are available 99.2% of the time
there is a definite shortage of centennial this year. it's not quite as bad as citra/simcoe/amarillo, but centennial is a close fourth on that list. not all shops have them right now. they will run out. i bought a pound from yakimavalleyhops while i still could. hops direct have a decent supply of pellets on hand but they're limiting them to 1 per customer (just like citra/simcoe/amarillo). they're sold out of leaf.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #54
Apr 2010
Zionsville, IN
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+1 on Willamette - Cheap, flowering and fruity, and can be used in many different styles

Mt. Hood - Clean with hints of flower and spice; I like it in combo with 6-Row and flaked maize for a Semi-SMASH Cream Ale

Newport - Earthy and herbal; Great in American Browns, Robust Porters, and American Stouts; Can be used to bitter an IPA in a pinch
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #55
Oct 2011
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OK, maybe I stand corrected, NorthernBrewer does not have them, but I see them at Williams' Brewing, Midwest Supply, Niko's,, etc. etc.

But I see that they are not cheap so yeah, maybe a little shortage.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:23 PM   #56
Aug 2012
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No love for Crystal so far? I think it's Jolly Pumpkins go to hop.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:28 PM   #57
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Sterling for sure for me. Next would be Apollo - great for bittering and in the dry-hop it smells like orange marmalade!

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #58
May 2010
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Originally Posted by pm5k00 View Post
Centennial is not available anywhere close go 99% of the time, it is almost as hard to get as Citra, Amarillo, or simcoe.
Maybe not at your LHBS, but you can always find centennial from somewhere. It was a little thin from some suppliers, while others had plenty. By the end of December, going into January you'll be able to find it everywhere again

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #59
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Love that stuff front to back.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #60
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Definitely going with Northern Brewer- just a great hop. I don't understand the harshness or woodsiness other people get from NB. It really adds an interesting touch to a lot of beers.

For lighter flavored beers, Mt. Hood can't be beat. You never see it used, though.

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