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Old 07-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hey,

Looking at brewing a Pilsner/Lager type beer this weekend. I've got some left-over hops in the freezer, some Simcoe and some Columbus. Can I use either of these in a lager/Pilsner type beer? Or should I stop being cheap and buy some new hops?

The Columbus I have has a AA% of 15.2% (adjusted down to 13.8% for age)


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Old 07-10-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I would stop being cheap and buy some hops (though theres nothing wrong with being cheap). Those hops you have are for american style ales....would be way out of place in a lager. Especially the simcoe.

I'd save them and make an APA or IPA after your lager. Good luck.



 
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I would stop being cheap and buy some hops (though theres nothing wrong with being cheap). Those hops you have are for american style ales....would be way out of place in a lager. Especially the simcoe.

I'd save them and make an APA or IPA after your lager. Good luck.
Yeah I've been brewing IPAs all Summer/Autumn (hence why I've got American hops) but we've got some cold weather here now so time to brew a lager. Cheers for the advice =)

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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depends on your hop schedule and what profile you are going for.

either would work in a restrained amount but won't result in a traditional lager

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Will brew with some local hops (NZ Motueka). It's supposed to be like Saaz so should work.

 
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:17 AM   #6
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You could use them in an IPL


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