Friday, April 18, 2014

It's hoppening again

Sorry for the long delay.  Things have gotten busy and the fermenters have been sitting empty for a while.  But it's spring and it's time to start planning to resume operations.  First up, fresh hops

With the 3 cultivars planted today, our total is 4 varieties and 11 plans:  (Hop Profiles from
Flowery, citrus & spice with grapefruit the noticeable fragrance quite often. This medium aroma balances the low bittering value. Derived from a cross between fuggles and the Russian hop Serebrianker. Very popular hop among craft brewers.
Used For: Good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. Pale Ales, IPAs, Porters
Substitutes: Amarillo, Centennial, Ahtanum
3 Mount Hood (all new)
Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it, with similarities to the German Hallertau and Hersbrucker varieties
Used For: Aroma and flavor. American and German ales and lagers.
Substitutes: German Hallertau, Liberty, Crystal.
1 Glacier (there was only 1 left when we ordered, but look for more additions next year)  (new)
Use For: American ale or ESB
Substitutes: Palisade
Strong heavy and herbal, spicy aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry.  Selected from a cross between Brewer's Gold and a high alpha male.
Used For: Extremely bitter. All Ales, Stouts
Subs: Chinook, Galena, Cluster

Rhyzomes added:
2 more Cascade (+ 3 Previous)
4-7%  All purpose

5-8%  Finishing

5-6% Finishing
Pleasant aroma of citrus mixed with sweet fruity of pear or apricot.  Aroma seems to be the strong suit of this hop.

2 Nugget (previous)

11-16% All Purpose  

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