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Myrdhyn

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I just got the ok to purchase up to three pounds of hops in bulk due to the low prices going on at hopsdirect right now. I brew/am most interested in bitters, pale ales, and stouts; I plan on using this bulk buy as an excuse to pick up a barely crusher and some bulk MO and other grains around Christmas. With that said, here's what I'm thinking:

1) EKG or Fuggle - These should work for both bitters and stouts
2) Cascades or Amarillo - APA/IPA territory
3) ????

What do you guys think?
 

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I don't make many British beers, but if you do, either EKG or fuggles is a good choice.

I bought several pounds myself. I bought amarillo, cascades (for my APAs and IPAs), northern brewer (California common and for some German beers), and magnum. The magnum is great for bittering- at it's at nearly 14 AAUs so you don't need much! I bought some Willamette, too- but I don't know what I'm going to do with them. They were about $9/pound and I just couldn't resist.

Magnum is a German bittering hop, but it's "clean" so I use it for IPAs and APAs, too.

If you think about the beers you like and the styles you hope to make, picking the hops you want is pretty easy!
 
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Yeah, I thought about getting some Magnum, but I've never used them personally so I'm kinda torn on that.

edit: Maybe I'll get fuggle, ekg, and something for pale ales. I've got a bitter recipe I want to toy with and tons of hops for it would be most excellent.
 
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