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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    I need some advice. I'm probably going to brew my caramel honey EEPAH tomorrow, but I'm stuck on the hops. I want to use two or three of these, but I can't decide what. Gimme some opinions:

    Citra
    HBC 462-experimental/new strain. supposed to have a grape like flavor?
    Cascade
    Calypso
    Ahtanum
    Glacier
    Columbus
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    @lakewood
    @JLW
    @DrCurly
    and anybody else.

    I'd @ frydogboobs, but he wouldn't read past the first hop choice.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    Well I love some citra. But Columbus and cascades go really well together. I brew an all Columbus ipa that is delicious.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    When I get home ill look at some of my combos.
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 75,858
    I really love citra. But all others are solid, what are you in the mood for? What's the cheapest one?
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 75,858
    Why is Centanal not on the list?
    "Again?"
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970

    Why is Centanal not on the list?



    because i'm out of it.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970

    I really love citra. But all others are solid, what are you in the mood for? What's the cheapest one?



    price is irrelevant, i already have them.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    jlw said:

    Well I love some citra. But Columbus and cascades go really well together. I brew an all Columbus ipa that is delicious.



    sounds good. i'm not really familiar with columbus yet. would it be better used more towards 15 minutes or closer to flameout?

    i plan on only doing a 30 minute boil on this beer, as i really like going with all late additions on apas and ipas.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 75,858

    I really love citra. But all others are solid, what are you in the mood for? What's the cheapest one?



    price is irrelevant, i already have them.


    Then use them all. I don't see any crosses that would be nasty in the list. Just mix them and slowly add them. Save some for dry hopping.
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  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417

    jlw said:

    Well I love some citra. But Columbus and cascades go really well together. I brew an all Columbus ipa that is delicious.



    sounds good. i'm not really familiar with columbus yet. would it be better used more towards 15 minutes or closer to flameout?

    i plan on only doing a 30 minute boil on this beer, as i really like going with all late additions on apas and ipas.


    I might add a little cascade at 30 and then a bunch of Columbus starting at like 15/10/5/0 mad flavor without all the bitterness.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    My all Columbus IPA goes like this:
    0.25 - 20
    3.0 - 0

    Next time I will throw more in at 10 and 5

    Summertime IPA:
    0.75 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.5 IBUs
    1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 4.0 IBUs
    2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970

    I really love citra. But all others are solid, what are you in the mood for? What's the cheapest one?



    price is irrelevant, i already have them.


    Then use them all. I don't see any crosses that would be nasty in the list. Just mix them and slowly add them. Save some for dry hopping.


    sounds like hop stew. [-(
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    jlw said:

    jlw said:

    Well I love some citra. But Columbus and cascades go really well together. I brew an all Columbus ipa that is delicious.



    sounds good. i'm not really familiar with columbus yet. would it be better used more towards 15 minutes or closer to flameout?

    i plan on only doing a 30 minute boil on this beer, as i really like going with all late additions on apas and ipas.


    I might add a little cascade at 30 and then a bunch of Columbus starting at like 15/10/5/0 mad flavor without all the bitterness.


    jlw said:

    My all Columbus IPA goes like this:
    0.25 - 20
    3.0 - 0

    Next time I will throw more in at 10 and 5

    Summertime IPA:
    0.75 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.5 IBUs
    1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 4.0 IBUs
    2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs



    ok, so i'm thinkin:

    3/4 oz cascade @ 20 or so,
    then an ounce of columbus @
    10, 5, and 0, or whatever amounts get me the ibu's i need.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    and to all the jerks that haven't had any input, this thread is open ended. i plan on making several ipas/pales with those same hops. feel free to make whatever suggestions you like toward future batches.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,903
    (stumbles drunk into a dark room)
    Oh, sorry guys, I'm in the wrong place.
    (shuts door)
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    C_B said:

    (stumbles drunk into a dark room)
    Oh, sorry guys, I'm in the wrong place.
    (shuts door)


    You know you want some of this.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    3/4 oz cascade @ 20 or so,
    then an ounce of columbus @
    10, 5, and 0, or whatever amounts get me the ibu's i need.

    I like this a lot. Do it!
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    silly gingers.

    colubus for bitter, citra for flavor.
    Cascade for dry hop.

    The other ones are crappy flavor hops.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970

    silly gingers.

    colubus for bitter, citra for flavor.
    Cascade for dry hop.

    The other ones are crappy flavor hops.



    wrong. ahtanum and calypso are good for flavor, citra is a better dry hop than cascade, and you smell like a forest animal so what do you know anyway?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679

    silly gingers.

    colubus for bitter, citra for flavor.
    Cascade for dry hop.

    The other ones are crappy flavor hops.



    wrong. ahtanum and calypso are good for flavor, citra is a better dry hop than cascade, and you smell like a forest animal so what do you know anyway?


    so many things are wrong in there, i won't even touch it.
    Also, aren't your citra hops nearly 2 years old now. factor that in smart guy.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970

    silly gingers.

    colubus for bitter, citra for flavor.
    Cascade for dry hop.

    The other ones are crappy flavor hops.



    wrong. ahtanum and calypso are good for flavor, citra is a better dry hop than cascade, and you smell like a forest animal so what do you know anyway?


    so many things are wrong in there, i won't even touch it.
    Also, aren't your citra hops nearly 2 years old now. factor that in smart guy.


    my programming does not allow for mistakes. and they are old, but i dry hopped with them this summer and they still had a great deal of flavor in that capacity, so :P
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,970
    but yeah, i probably won't use them for flavor additions.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • BenvarineBenvarine
    Posts: 1,606
    I've read a lot more and brewed a IIPA and an IPA recently where I added a 60 min, then the rest at the end at flameout, two whirlpool additions and one or two dry hop additions. Tons of aroma and flavor. I'd suggest just that with whatever hops you choose, add enough bitter and the rest at the end of boil and beyond.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 104,313
    i do a lot of beers with columbus, cascade and centennial. they pair together well.

    i usually go with columbus or centennial for bittering, cascade for finishing.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 104,313
    Benvarine said:

    I've read a lot more and brewed a IIPA and an IPA recently where I added a 60 min, then the rest at the end at flameout, two whirlpool additions and one or two dry hop additions. Tons of aroma and flavor. I'd suggest just that with whatever hops you choose, add enough bitter and the rest at the end of boil and beyond.



    yup, that's pretty much my go to technique too.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny