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Old 11-27-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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I've always thought Simcoe and Amarillo were meant to be together...Simcoe and Citra had a nice fling. Now with the shortage of Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial....I'm looking for a new combo. I have a half pound of 2011 Simcoe remaining, and I'm looking for suggestions.

What other hops have you tried with Simcoe?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:03 AM   #2
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I've used Magnum for bittering with Cascade and Simcoe together as flavor/aroma and thought it was great.

Cascade doesn't get as much love with newer hops like Amarillo and Citra around, but it's still a great hop IMO and goes great with Simcoe.

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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Cascade and Simcoe together and thought it was great.

Cascade doesn't get as much love with newer hops like Amarillo and Citra around, but it's still a great hop IMO and goes great with Simcoe.
And cascade is always available, and about as cheap as it gets....might need to try it
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Cascade and Columbus together are suppose to be like Centennial I think?

I have Columbus and Simcoe in my first IPA kegged just a couple days ago, not too bad.
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It's a good combo (referring to Cascade and Simcoe). BTW, hopsdirect has Centennial pellets right now. Also a good combo as noted.
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Simcoe and Chinook
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Simcoe and Chinook
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Simcoe + Cascade + CTZ = f*cking f*uck f*ck

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Simcoe is already a super hop, just stick with that! Get some warrior to bitter and have nice pale ale or IPA.

I love trying new hop combos, but at the risk of sounding like the "get off my lawn" guy, I don't think people investigate grain combinations and yeast strains as much as they should.

Try some rye, with an English yeast strain and see what you come up with!
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I agree with Jsguitar. I've made an IPA with Magnum FWH and a buttload of Cascade/Simcoe and the combo makes for a great hop character. Also, for the wildcard vote I'd say Galaxy/Simcoe. Suuuper fruity and delicious
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