Ideas for aromatic beer to use home grown hops

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  1. Jody

    Jody New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I've been brewing for a couple of years now and decided last March to plant some hops. In my first harvest I ended up with around 1.1 kg of dried hops split between (in decreasing order of quantity) Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Magnum, Willamette.

    So I think I have more hops than I can actually brew with in a year.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a recipe I could brew that makes good use of this hops? I don't like extremely bitter beers... I think IBU 40 is around the sweet spot for me, but I also enjoy lighter beers... so I'm thinking of something very aromatic. Nearly half my stock is Cascade so perhaps a citrussy IPA with lots of dry hopping could be nice?

    Anyone any ideas?
     
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    You have all the makings of a good IPA, Pale or Amber ale. And you have enough for several batches. One thing to consider is that, depending on where you're growing, the AA content could be pretty low, especially on a first crop. You're going to have to experiment a little to see where your hops fall in the possible range.
    If it was me, I'd dump the lot of it into a DIPA. ;)
     

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