So I have a few leftovers and started thinking about a possible use of this hops/malts for something like an English IPA using mostly Late additions of Pilgrims which Ive known to be able to dual purpose (bittering + aroma). And the 60 min bittering addition would be with a bit of UK Admiral.
Both profiles Ive read have this so far:
"UK Pilgrim (9 - 13%) - In brewing trials Pigrim performed well as a replacement for high alpha or dual purpose hops. Profile similar to "Pioneer". Because of its alpha it has been compared to Target more than any other variety, but with a much hoppier aroma. Great bittering as well as finishing hop . Aroma is distinctively hoppy with pleasant lemon tones. Ales. Possible subs: Target, Challenger" Quote taken from http://www.butlerwinery.com/PDF/Hop%20descriptions.pdf
" Good high alpha acid hop used mainly as a replacement for Target. Not as harsh as Target with a more pleasing hoppy aroma." from http://www.mashspargeboil.com/hop-varieties/
"Pedigree: Bred at Wye College
Brewing Usage: Bittering
Aroma: Pleasant, hoppy
Alpha Acids: 13.5 — 16.2%
Beta Acids: 4.8 — 6.0%
Co-Humulone: 37 — 45% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.0 — 1.7 mls/100g
General Trade: Perception: Very good high alpha hop
Possible Substitutions: Target, Northdown, Challenger
Typical Beer Styles: Ales
Additional Information: Bred at HRI Wye to increase the range of UK high alpha varieties; released in 1998" from http://www.hopunion.com/assets/file/Variety%20Book%20%282%29.pdf"
Since both are suppose to be citrus/lemon bittering. I was thinking it might be good to try an make an English IPA alike. With these hops.
I know these hops are the usual hops for an IPA. I just got them really really cheap couldnt say no. LOL. So now i wanna know if I can make something good out of them
For the malts Im thinking about 88-90% Base Malt + 8-10% Crystal 80ish + 2-3.5% Roasted Barley. I dont have access to english malts, these are U.S malts. Aiming for a Light clear brown with a Red touch.
From where I see it. Its an attempt for an American IPA but with citrus/lemon UK Hops.
Anyway I have everything set for it I most likely will be brewing this recipe this weekend. Just wanted thoughts on these hops and If anyone has ever tried them. Because I haven't found anyone that has. LOL
Thanks for reading. Have a good one.