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BrewDey

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I'm brewing EdWort's Haus Pale tomorrow-but I'm a little tired of Cascades so I thought I'd change it up. Upon the suggestion of the LHBS-I'm going to use Cluster as my bittering hop, then Auroras for the flavor and finishing hops...the AAs are comparable to Cascades, but I've never used Auroras...any thoughts?
 

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I've never used aurora, but if you have some amarillo sitting around those would also work well for you.
 

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I've never even heard of them. I know the newer varieties are getting some more use now, but that one is brand new to me.
 

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supposedly a northern brewer related hop, according to this bizarre old website called the Hop Variety Handbook (not updated since 2000 or so it says).
 

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this compares it to super styrian hops:

http://www.freshops.com/usda_hop_desc2.html#21053

USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21053
SELECTION: Seedling Selection No. 12/61 made at the Hop Research
Institute Zalec, Yugoslavia, by Dr. Tone Wagner in the early 1970's
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: Aurora
PEDIGREE: 64107 x TG
Northern Brewer x Yugoslavian wild male TG growing near the institute
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm, Corvallis
ORIGIN: Hop Research Institute Zalec, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
DATE RECEIVED: 1972; Accession No. assigned in 1972
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: Wagner, Tone. Autochthonous hop in Yugoslavia and its
usability for breeding new varieties in comparison with
the hop varieties grown at present. Final Research
Report, USDA-Yugoslavia Cooperative Project E30-CR-90/FG
Yu-186, May 1974, pp. 256-267.
Wagner, Dr. Tone, and Dragica Kralj. Properties of
Slovenian aroma hop varieties and new breeding lines.
Talk presented to the 27th Congress of the European Union
of Hop Trade, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, May 21-22 1979;
Proceedings printed in German and English.
MATURITY: Medium early to medium late
LEAF COLOR: Green to moderately dark green
SEX: Female
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: unknown, probably resistant or tolerant
Viruses: unknown
VIGOR: Good to very good
YIELD: Good to very good
SIDEARM LENGTH: 12-30 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 10-12%
BETA ACIDS: 4-5%
COHUMULONE: 22%
STORAGE STABILITY: Very good (retained 70-75% of original alpha acids after
6 weeks room temperature storage)
OIL: 1.1-1.8 ml/100 g; ratio humulene/caryophyllene 3.27
MAJOR TRAITS: High alpha acids content, European aroma, good storage stability.
OTHER INFORMATION: Similar in quality characteristics to Northern Brewer;
this hop achieved the largest acreage of all the four
Superstyrians (over 1000 acres) released in the early
1970's; Aurora, together with Ahil (USDA 21050), Apolon
(USDA 21051) and Atlas (USDA 21052) entered the hop trade
in the early 1970's as Superstyrian hop similar to
Styrian Golding (USDA 21049). All four, however, have
higher alpha and different aroma properties than Styrian
which led to confusion. Aurora seems to be the best of
the four in terms of yield potential and aroma. Acreage
has been reduced somewhat in recent years in favor of the
old established Savinski (Styrian) Golding (USDA 21049).
 

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I've used Aurora hops for bittering and combined it with Cascade for the aroma. A very nice combination. It was more fruity than citrus. I highly recommend it.
 
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