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BBB63
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beers 6471 º places 145 º 14:08 Fri 11/30/2012

I local brewery used these single hopped in an APA, good tropical notes but not as aggressive as I thought they would be.

 
cbkschubert
beers 2900 º places 44 º 16:03 Fri 11/30/2012

Originally posted by BBB63
I local brewery used these single hopped in an APA, good tropical notes but not as aggressive as I thought they would be.


I plan on brewing a single hop IPA using these hops real soon. More late additions, more early? Howís the astringency?

 
BBB63
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beers 6471 º places 145 º 16:29 Fri 11/30/2012

Originally posted by cbkschubert
Originally posted by BBB63
I local brewery used these single hopped in an APA, good tropical notes but not as aggressive as I thought they would be.


I plan on brewing a single hop IPA using these hops real soon. More late additions, more early? Howís the astringency?


light to moderate astringent notes... lots of late additions would be recommended.

 
JulienHuxley
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beers 4317 º places 347 º 07:55 Thu 1/3/2013

So how are your beers coming out guys? After seeing this thread I hopped onto the bandwagon and got two pounds from hopsdirect. Brewed a single hop APA yesterday looking forward to the results. Is it just me or were those bags so cheap because they were the branchiest, leafiest hops ever? I got a lot of junk in my bag, same with you guys?

 
cbkschubert
beers 2900 º places 44 º 12:43 Wed 1/9/2013

Originally posted by JulienHuxley
So how are your beers coming out guys? After seeing this thread I hopped onto the bandwagon and got two pounds from hopsdirect. Brewed a single hop APA yesterday looking forward to the results. Is it just me or were those bags so cheap because they were the branchiest, leafiest hops ever? I got a lot of junk in my bag, same with you guys?


I brewed with the Hops Direct Belma hops for the first time today. Like you, I picked out a good bit more stem, vine, and leaf than I hoped to. Never had that much junk in the hops I bought from Freshops. I pulled one piece out that was about 5 inches long and a 1/4 inch thick. Iíll reserve my opinion of the hop until I taste the beer. Still, they need to be a little more careful during processing.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 20:27 Wed 1/9/2013

Originally posted by cbkschubert
Originally posted by JulienHuxley
So how are your beers coming out guys? After seeing this thread I hopped onto the bandwagon and got two pounds from hopsdirect. Brewed a single hop APA yesterday looking forward to the results. Is it just me or were those bags so cheap because they were the branchiest, leafiest hops ever? I got a lot of junk in my bag, same with you guys?


I brewed with the Hops Direct Belma hops for the first time today. Like you, I picked out a good bit more stem, vine, and leaf than I hoped to. Never had that much junk in the hops I bought from Freshops. I pulled one piece out that was about 5 inches long and a 1/4 inch thick. Iíll reserve my opinion of the hop until I taste the beer. Still, they need to be a little more careful during processing.

Maybe they have new equipment that needs to be tweaked? Maybe theyíre trying to push more hops through processing in the same timeframe? Iíve gotten hops from them in the past with little or no junk in it.

If youíve ever seen hops being processed, youíll notice that very little "care" goes into sorting the flowers from the rest of the plant. Itís all completely mechanized and the name of the game is speed, once theyíve decided itís time to harvest.

 
keanex
beers 1629 º places 63 º 20:30 Wed 1/9/2013

I tried a few beers with it and have read otherís opinions and the flavor and aroma is very mild.

 
HornyDevil
05:02 Thu 1/10/2013

Originally posted by keanex
I tried a few beers with it and have read otherís opinions and the flavor and aroma is very mild.


Iíll be using the whole lb. that I have during cooling, so that should take care of any mildness that there might be.

 
HornyDevil
12:31 Wed 1/30/2013

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by keanex
I tried a few beers with it and have read otherís opinions and the flavor and aroma is very mild.


Iíll be using the whole lb. that I have during cooling, so that should take care of any mildness that there might be.


Only used 10 oz. at flame out.

 
JulienHuxley
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beers 4317 º places 347 º 16:36 Fri 2/1/2013

My IPA turned out quite well, very nice grapefruit character. Looking forward to my IIPA!

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