Hop varieties for my Barleywine

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  1. Threefold Brewing

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    Hello!

    I'm planning to brew a barleywine on monday. I have quite a bit of hops to choose from at home, and wanted some feed back on what varieties go well together, along with my grain bill

    Floor Malted Maris Otter ~ 74.8%
    German Munich ~ 12.1%
    CaraWheat ~ 8.4%
    Cherry wood Smoked malt ~ 4.7%

    I have a pound of Columbus hops, a pound of Target,1 pound of Calypso, 6 oz of Chinook, 6 oz Amarillo, 4oz Simcoe, 3oz Bravo, 6oz of Centennial

    I'm targeting about 95 ibus. Thanks!
     
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    All those hops are good choices.

    I'd love late addition simcoe and amarillo, and dry hop some of that too. If you want more herbal, stick to the simcoe, more grapefruit / citrus go with centenial and amarillo. I'd think for the darker grain bill the more herbal hops would work out.
    Can't go wrong with Chinook and Columbus for bittering.
    95 IBU - sure you don't want it higher?
     
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    I'm thinking lots of Chinook for bittering, then loading up the back end with Columbus, Chinook, and a little Amarillo.

    as for IBU's, I'm pretty much maxing out the extraction of the chinook at 120min boiling time. 95 sounds pretty good to me!
     

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