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Old 01-13-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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Anyone ever used simcoe hops before. I've seen them and am a little curious. I'm thinking about making an American Brown and using them for the bittering hops. Use all throughout? What's the flavor/aroma like?
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Old 01-13-2006, 01:14 AM   #2
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I've read they're somewhat "piney". I've got a pound of them in the freezer....I think I'm going to save them for a Pliny the Elder clone.
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Old 01-13-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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My HBS (Home Brew Mart) has 4 oz tasters of various HB's on tap. The two different Simcoe brews both tasted very much like grapefruit peels to me. One was a rye, one was supposed to be ginger ale. In both, the grapefuit aftertaste overpowered the other flavors- to my palate. It was educational to me to see how much a hop can flavor the brew.

 
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