Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

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Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by Jeremy Dunn » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:26 am

I have a variety of hops in my freezer and I'm having trouble deciding on a hop combo for an American IPA. I don't have a large amount of any of these.
Any suggestions on what hops listed below would go good together? Any hop combos you don't like?

Wakatu
Meridian
Motueka
Willamette
Mozaic (only 1 oz, 2015)
Hallertau
Magnum
US Golding
Chinook
Citra
Columbus
Bravo
Saaz
Lemon Drop
Pacifica
Azacca (1 oz)
Strisselspalt
Cascade
Green Bullet
Calypso
Perle
German Tradition
Simcoe
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by sstrait » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:20 pm

I found this the other day. It's an older list but you may find it interesting. As you can see several varieties are missing.
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by Jeremy Dunn » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 am

Thanks, Steve.

The last IPA I made had a bunch of hop varieties I hadn't used before. I paired them by just reading the descriptions, but I didn't really care for it.

This time I think I'm going to go with:

1 oz Chinook @ 60 minutes
1 oz Columbus @ 20 minutes
1 oz each Citra, Simcoe, Azacca @ 10 minutes
Dry hop with 1 oz each Columbus, Citra and Simcoe
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by damianwinter » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:06 am

Here is my favorite hop combo for my ipa's 0.5 oz (14 g) Nugget pellets, 13% a.a. (60 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Citra pellets, 12% a.a. (15 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Mosaic pellets, 12% a.a. (15 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Citra pellets, 12% a.a. (steep 10 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Citra pellets, 12% a.a. (dry hop 5 days)
1.0 oz (28 g) Mosaic pellets, 12% a.a. (dry hop 5 days). 60 ibu's Since you don't have any Nugget sub Columbus in its place. If your feeling adventurous I have a a lot of Mandarina Bavaria hops that I been experimenting with that you could try in place of one of the other hops or dry hop with.

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Post by Jeremy Dunn » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:04 pm

I just tried the Stone/Odell/Marble collaboration, "Megawheat". Made with Motueka, Mosaic, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. So good!
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by sstrait » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:09 am

Have you ever dry hopped with a hop that you didn't use in your boil? If so is it a subtle difference, a good addition, or is that frowned upon?

I'm curious because I used Galaxy and Cascade in mine and I wanted one more citrus hop (Citra). I just didn't know if that would affect the hop character since I imagine the hop would have similar qualities.
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Post by Jeremy Dunn » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:51 am

Sure, you can dry hop with varieties you didn't use in the boil and it'll make a noticeable difference. How much of a difference I guess just depends on how much you use and if you only dry hop with Citra or combine the Citra with your other dry hops.
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by damianwinter » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:34 pm

I would be more than happy to bring you some tomorrow to the meeting if you want a give them a try.

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Post by Jeremy Dunn » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Sure, I'd like to try them. Let me know if you'd like to trade for anything in my list above. Thanks!
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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by damianwinter » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:03 pm

I will bring 4 oz if you want a trade I wouldn't mind some perle or magnum brewing some lagers this week end going to pull a double batch for summer beers

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Re: Help me build an IPA (hop combo ideas)

Post by sstrait » Fri May 12, 2017 2:44 pm

Jeremy have you seen this site? I found this today which has a nice description of each hop along with some comments from brewers on some pages that provide a combination they may have tried. I was looking for a description on some of the hops I had bought from Rebel Brewer since I had no idea on what some of their notes were.

http://www.ychhops.com/varieties
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