- Jun 16, 2017
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- Spring Grove
That's good advice. I typically stick to 3 varieties. That's what I've done with all NEIPA's I've made. I've seen other examples of both commercial beers and home brews where they go with more varieties and I thought I'd try it. My thought process was by splitting it up between 3 on hotside and 2 on cold side, it might help layer some of the flavors that I was hoping to get.Honestly I’d expect a massive fruit salad of a beer with very little in terms of being able to identify any of the individual hops. That’s not to say that it won’t be good....it’ll probably be great. But any time I’ve used 5 different hop varieties it gets kind of muddy, and just generically “hoppy.”
I don’t mean this to be negative AT ALL. But that is what I would expect.
However, if that's not the case, then I'll have to re-think this.