Northern Brewer Hops for an IPA

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  1. Conservidave

    Conservidave New Member

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    Ive got 3 oz of Northern Brewer hops in the fridge that are making the onions cry, any ideas how these can be used in an IPA in the 70-90 IBU range? Also, would the NB's be compatable in a Cascade. Cluster or Hallerteau blend? Planning on doing a batch on Sunday so let me hear your thoughts.......

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  2. LarryBrewer

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    I'd say they are okay for bittering, but not for late additions or dry hopping, unless you really want an English style beer.

    Woody, minty, and earthy are the traits. Here is what Brew Dudes said:
    http://www.brew-dudes.com/northern-brewer-hops/352
     
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    Concur with Larry: Use them for bittering. My best results for hops for IPAs are just about anything beginning with "C" with the exception of Cluster. My last batch was Xythos (a blend consisting mostly of "C's" I, like you, had languishing in the fridge), Centennial, Citra and Crystal, both in the boil and as dry hops. That said, try something! I brewed a pale ale with all Noble Hops and it came out very yummy. Cheers!
     

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