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Old 02-06-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Suggested Dry Hop for hoppy Amber Ale?

So far, it's been all Columbus, .5 oz. at 60, 1 oz. at 15, .5 oz. at 5, and 1 oz. at flameout. I was planning on using my last 2 oz. of Columbus to dry hop, but may end up saving it to use as a bittering hop in my galaxy IPA.

Out of Cascade, Bravo, Summit, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic (and possibly one or both of the 2 oz. left of Columbus), what sounds like the best option or combination, and how much? I was planning on 3 oz. for 5 days, but am open to ideas.

This is my first beer (5 gallon batch).


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Old 02-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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I'd go with either Cascade or Citra. Either would complement the Columbus nicely.


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Citra is crazy bitter. But I have a hard time with that grape fruit taste depending on what it's in.
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Cascade plays nicely. Chinook is also a nice dry hop.
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Cascade, summit or citra. Cascade and Columbus are so amazing together. But I find that summit and citra work there way into my recipes most of the time.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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Awesome, thanks for the responses!
I'll have to get my nose into all of these, and see what I think.

Edit: ok, decided to use 2 oz. of columbus for 7 days. So, it'll be an all-columbus hopped beer, which I'm okay with.

I'm brewing an IPA right now, where I'm mixing hop varieties.


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