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Old 11-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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I want to dry hop with something that will give a strong pine aroma. Anyone have suggestions?


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Old 11-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Perle and Northern Brewer could be considered minty. That's kind of close


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I've heard Chinook, but I haven't managed to get a very piney beer myself yet. I'd love to be able to do this.

Simcoe also has a rep. for pine, but it also has a rep for cat pee...
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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Simcoe also has a rep. for pine, but it also has a rep for cat pee...
lol...awesome.
With xmas coming up, I want to smell my xmas tree in my beer. Maybe I just need to throw some spruce in there.
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you should use fresh spruce tips if you're going to introduce actual pine material
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you should use fresh spruce tips if you're going to introduce actual pine material
where would you obtain fresh spruce tips? Do you think you would add them to the boil? What I may attempt is soaking them in white rum for a while and adding the infused rum to a sample of IPA.
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Yes spruce tips are good but you need spring growth new needles, because the firm, dark green ones are toxic. There are spruce tip oil extracts for purchase, if that's your thing.

In case you hadn't seen it before, there are commercial examples of beers that using spruce tips as a bittering and aroma agent. A good example is Alaskan Brewing company's Winter Ale: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/429/1768
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If you do try oil extracts, start with about 1/4 of what they recommend or you may not be able to drink your beer until 2015.
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Chinook and Simcoe work for me.


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