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Old 01-06-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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Was wondering what is your favorite hop for bittering an IPA? Maybe someone with the the know how could start a vote?? I am going to do my first IPA soon, something like Coronado Island IPA or Racer #5 and debating on using Centennial, Columbus or Magnum. I have looked at a lot of recipes and see a lot of variations. Heard the Magnum is good for bittering IPA and want your input.

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:18 AM   #2
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magnum, centennial, chinook are mostly the ones I use. Now and then in low IBU batches I'll just use Cascades or Willamettes...but then again my LHBS sells hops @ $2 for 2oz. so price is not an issue.

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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not many people know about that Coronado brewing company, you a SD local? anyway, any of the big Cs work great for bittering, Magnum as well, just pick a recipe, the bittering addition doesn't add much "flavor" anyway, it's bittering (debatable, I'll probably get blasted for the statement, but there are only a few hops that I can tell it was used in the bittering addition.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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I have started using CTZ and Summit with good results. I know a few using Warrior as well, but haven't tried them.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
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Columbus is a great one. Already mentioned, it's the "C" in the CTZ


Chinook is a good one as well. It is more piney evergreen.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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Warrior or Magnum for me.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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I've been using Simcoe and Centennial for my IPA.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:54 PM   #8
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I use Columbus, because I got a deal on 1 lb bags of pellets a while back. Bought several bags.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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I'm a big fan of Galena. Pretty neutral flavour so it gets overshadowed by the flavour and aroma additions so you still get the flavours you wanted out of your beer.
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