Quantcast

Single Hop Challenge!

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Choose Your Hop!

  • Cascade

  • Centennial

  • Chinook

  • Columbus

  • EKG

  • Fuggle

  • Northern Brewer

  • Nugget

  • Perle

  • Willamette


Results are only viewable after voting.

Rhoobarb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Messages
3,553
Reaction score
20
Location
Gainesville
If you were to brew a pale or amber and wanted to restrict yourself to just one hop for all of your additions, and you wanted to brew something you would really enjoy drinking, which hop would you choose?
 

Dark_Ale

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2005
Messages
623
Reaction score
3
Location
Liberty
Rhoobarb said:
If you were to brew a pale or amber and wanted to restrict yourself to just one hop for all of your additions, and you wanted to brew something you would really enjoy drinking, which hop would you choose?
I would choose cascade, I am big on aroma and have had good luck with this one
 

SwAMi75

Banned
Joined
Mar 6, 2005
Messages
2,458
Reaction score
10
Location
Midwest City, OK
I went with Columbus. It's a massive hop....like a high alpha Cascade. Very clean bittering, and can be used for flavor/aroma in small doses. A little would go a long way!

Man, now you're giving me ideas......
 
OP
Rhoobarb

Rhoobarb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Messages
3,553
Reaction score
20
Location
Gainesville
ORRELSE said:
An amber, I'd go with Mt. Hood (not listed!). ...
Yes, I would've added Mt. Hood, but 10 items is the limit on a poll.

If anyone has an alternate choice not listed above, feel free to mention it.
 

Dude

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
8,768
Reaction score
116
Location
Ramstein-Miesenbach
DeRoux's Broux said:
cascade baby! i could eat that stuff on my cereal, add it to my cofee, my gumbo......

Me too man...Cascade rules. My other faves are Northern Brewer and Mt. Hood. I happen to be growing the latter 2 so hopefull I'll have a beer soon that I can use my own home-grown hops too. :D
 

uglygoat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2005
Messages
2,765
Reaction score
10
Location
Clebland, OH
ekg... i love how it works as a bittering hop, not too strong, and i love the flavor.. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
 
OP
Rhoobarb

Rhoobarb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Messages
3,553
Reaction score
20
Location
Gainesville
I've recently noticed EKGs being hard to find fresh. Freshops doesn't offer them right now and all I can find on the Net is pellets. Has anyone heard anything? Was there a shallow crop this past season?
 

DeRoux's Broux

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2004
Messages
2,959
Reaction score
6
Location
Beaumont
i used fresh US Goldings in my Irish Red ale. no word on the EKG though......i figure fresher is better, so i went with USG rather than pellet EKG.

orrelse, a guy in my HBC has some cascade and liberty growing down the fence by his pool and hot tub. pretty damn cool. he uses them for dry hops because he has no way to figure AAU's......still cool.
 

Dude

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
8,768
Reaction score
116
Location
Ramstein-Miesenbach
DeRoux's Broux said:
orrelse, a guy in my HBC has some cascade and liberty growing down the fence by his pool and hot tub. pretty damn cool. he uses them for dry hops because he has no way to figure AAU's......still cool.

Yeah, that's the only bad part abotu growing your own. I really can't dry hop with Mt. Hood or Northern Brewer. If i still live here next summer I'm gonna grow some Cascades and probably Amarillo. It so hard to find that heck, I'd love to always have some on hand when I can't get them from a store.

That reminds me I need to find the rhizomes thread and post some recent pics of the hops....
 

beergod35

Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2005
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Location
West Texas
Cascade is a truely great all around hop. I buy Cascade pellets by the pound. But I have to say I have never put it on my breakfast cereal. Hallertau is my second favorite hop. I use Northern Brewer as a bittering hop is alot of recipes too.
 
OP
Rhoobarb

Rhoobarb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2005
Messages
3,553
Reaction score
20
Location
Gainesville
It looks like Cascade is the clear winner, indeed! I've never used Northern Brewer. May have to pick some up.
 

Janx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2004
Messages
1,677
Reaction score
24
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
I went with Centennial. It's somewhere between Columbus and Cascade. Pretty high alpha so it can be a good bittering hop, but it has great aroma and flavor character too.

I can see why everyone says Cascade, since it's the most oft-used aroma/flavor hop, but I'd have to add to much for bittering. I like a bitter bite in my beers, and usuall use Cascade.

Fuggle would be a good choice for a more polite English ale that isn't too bitter.

Interesting poll.
 

Turricaine

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2005
Messages
205
Reaction score
1
Location
Leicester
Im gonna go for Goldings because I live in Southern UK. It has excellent bittering properties already despite being a relatively low AA hop strain. The aroma is very satisfying and does a good job at covering the malty smells with hoppy aromas during the boil if the right amount is used.
 
Top