Yakima Valley GR Relax

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ajinfante

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Has anyone used these hops before? The alpha % is listed at only .3%

Was thinking doing a small batch single hop and see how it tastes - maybe use it for a standard dosage at 60,30,15, whirlpool, and dryhop. Might make an interesting brew...

 

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It was developed for teas, as I recall -- alternative product channel. But 13% beta acids, that might be best for dry hopping
 

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You might have a hard time bittering properly with such a low-alpha hop; maybe consider choosing a bittering hop that is neutral and familiar to you for 60 minute boil addition to hit your target IBUs, then use this new hop for late additions/whirlpool/dry hopping to get the best impression of its flavoring and aroma potential. Be sure to post your results here, I've seen that hop listed at Yakima and was curious about it.
 

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I have a few pounds. They are quite old at this point. Very herbal/cheesy smelling last I opened some. I am using them in mixed culture/spontaneous batches as an alt to aged hops.
 
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