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Old 09-13-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Ok, with the possible up coming price increase I figured I'd ask you all what hops you would buy. Let's say you are limited (funds) to about 3 different hops to get you by the next 6-8 months (1lbs each) of brewing and you really havent decided what your brewing yet. What three hops would you choose and why (types of beers)?
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #2

That's a tough one. I'd have to say:

1. Either Cascade or Amarillo b/c I love them both. Good for APA's and American IPAs. Since I have homegrown Cascade hops, I'd go with the Amarillos.

2. Fuggles for my true English ales. (EKG would be my alternate if Fuggles were in short supply.)

3. Hallertau for my German, European lagers and ales.


 
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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I agree with Rhoobarb. Cover your styles. For me:

Cascade (pale ales)

Tettnang (pilsners, american wheats)

East Kent Goldings (bitters, stouts, porters)

 
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:50 PM   #4
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You are a mind reader!!! I was planning so far (depending on feedback here) Cascades, Fuggles, and Hallertau. I do have an APA, Hefe, and Irish Ale planned. I am not a hop head so I dont forsee any IPAs in my plans.

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:32 PM   #5
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cascade, fuggle and hallertau is what we just harvested

i wouldn't mind some e. kent goldings, tho...hmmm...i think next year!
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:35 PM   #6
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I have to agree with the cascades- they are so versatile! I use them for bittering, dry hopping, flavor, finishing hops, etc. Then I'd choose a neutral bittering hops variety- maybe magnum or even northern brewer. Then, a British hops variety, or a fairly neutral Czech/German like Saaz/Hallertau.

I'm awfully fond of Willamette, too, but I don't use them very often.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:29 PM   #7
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Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo and Saaz.

Can you tell most of my brews are IPAs and Witbiers? =)

(I'd add or substitute Warrior and Simcoe in there, but they're already getting hard to get)

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:57 PM   #8
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3 pounds of hops ? No way I could use that much.

 
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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that's why you freeze some of it. or give some to me
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I have four pounds being delivered today:

Cascade (leaf)
Northern Brewer (leaf)
Tettnang (pellets)

And here’s the “what was I thinking” part:

Nugget (pellets)

I needed 4 Oz for a recipe and a pound was only $8.95 so…what the heck.

At a 13% Alpha, I’ll have to be careful with that one.

 
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