Top 5 must have hops

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Tough one. I like complexity in many styles so I could probably get you multiple sets of five depending on the style or region I get inspiration from.

Mosaic
Sabro or Simcoe
EKG
Hersbrucker or Northern Brewer (DE)

Nugget/Millennium as my spammable bitter hop. Basically anything with 12+ AA that is cheap and not magnum.

Honourable mentions to Simcoe, Styrian Goldings/Fuggles, I7, S. Wolf, Galaxy, CTZ, Liberty/Mittelfrüh, Jester and Harlequin. They find their way in many beers as well with good results, or I've had good commercial examples.
I'm less thrilled about Citra and Talus.
 
I like this response. You won’t be making any German lagers but figure your deserted island probably doesn’t have a lagering fridge anyway
I mean, if you're gonna go that route, it's also probably in the 90s all year round and doesn't have electricity or any way to prevent wild yeast or bacteria from getting into your salt water.
 
There's a fresh water lagoon. And you've got the professor along for the ride. He can build almost anything out of almost nothing, but for some reason he can't fix the damned boat.
That said, the professor did make a glycol chiller out of bamboo and fermented dodo guano. Pretty amazing and you know how Mary Ann loosens up after a few lagers.
 
I like playing around with new hops in IPAs, but I could make most of my beers with:
  • Centennial
  • Citra
  • Columbus (or Warrior)
  • East Kent Goldings
  • Styrian Goldings

(I do need to simplify the amount of hops I keep on hand and try to stop myself from purchasing 1 lb bags of hops because they seem fun to try and are on sale. Probably not just 5, but maybe 10.)
 
I like playing around with new hops in IPAs, but I could make most of my beers with:
  • Centennial
  • Citra
  • Columbus (or Warrior)
  • East Kent Goldings
  • Styrian Goldings

(I do need to simplify the amount of hops I keep on hand and try to stop myself from purchasing 1 lb bags of hops because they seem fun to try and are on sale. Probably not just 5, but maybe 10.)

@CascadesBrewer isn't going with cascade?
 
(I do need to simplify the amount of hops I keep on hand and try to stop myself from purchasing 1 lb bags of hops because they seem fun to try and are on sale. Probably not just 5, but maybe 10.)
But I just know I’m going to open that 1lb bag of 2021 Belma soon 😂.

My list:
  • Chinook
  • Citra
  • Northern Brewer
  • Saaz
  • Willamette
 
There are so many new ones and a whole bunch I never tried.

I brew mostly British styles like bitter that are hard to find for me. I like to brew imperial
Stout, blonde ale, sometimes a red ale. I don’t brew Belgians, hazies, or sours.

- Centennial (usually 10% +)
- Northern Brewer (usually 7% +)
- First Gold (Usually 6% +)
- Perle (usually 6% +)
- Tettnanger (usually 4% +)

First Gold is my favorite British hop. I think I could make alot of beers with these hops - from barelywine to ipa to pale ale to stout to bitter to cream ale, lagers too. But I wouldn’t want to have to do it.
 
@CascadesBrewer isn't going with cascade?
hahaha touche.
I mean centennial is super cascade, but we could just ask a mod to change their handle to centennialbrewer.

I am still developing my top 5 because there are so many that I would say I love.

Hallertau Mittelfruh is my #1, I can say that without a doubt.
 
I think I deleted my post by mistake. I chose my 5 must haves on whether they would survive here at 30.12 latt. I planted 2 kinds initially
Cascade
Nugget
and then added
Neo 1
Amalia
Centennial
 

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