Recipe to try nugget hops

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  1. Steve Ruch

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    I brewed this six days ago and took a gravity reading today. I'm not sure how much I like the nugget hops. I have to bottle in a few days and try it carbed.
    I didn't get the long lag time that some people get with this yeast. I had foam forming 12 hours after pitching. Screenshot_20211010-104216.png
     
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    For my preference, Nugget works best in a fairly big, malty beer. I use it in a northwest-style American Amber where the piney, resin-y, spicy character can really shine without overpowering the palate or getting too bitter for the malt.
     
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    I used it in this beer so the nugget hops would be upfront and I could get an idea of what they're like.
     
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    In a short-boil extract brew, you'll get a good balance of hop flavor vs bittering character. If you use it in a full-boil beer, you might notice some slight harshness if the 60 minute addition is accounting for a high percentage of the IBUs.
    Good luck with it. :)
     
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    I’ve used it a lot and never had a long lag time with BRY-97 (whole packs in 3 gallons).
     
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    That's my normal ratio. I did have a somewhat long lag time the last brew I used it on, but not this one. Although the wort temperature was higher on my latest one.
     
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    Popped one open today, five days after bottling. IMG_20211022_175931.jpg
     
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    Looks great what do you think of it?
     
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    I'm kinda liking it, but think I'll like it better in a strong dark beer better.
     
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    You getting that dank resinous thing JA was on about.
    I've not used nugget btw that's why I was asking;)
     
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    I'm satisfied with how this batch turned out, but will be using a different hop in my next pale ale and the remainder of the nugget hops will most likely go into a stout.
     
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    Half oz going in a stout as soon as the boil starts.
     

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    Much better suited to a stout.
     
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