What do you bitter with?

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What do you bitter with?

Post by alwilson » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:56 pm

Morning All,

Just a general poll really, purely out of interest.

What do you guy typically bitter with? I've been using the same high AA @ First Wort for a while now, US Warrior in particular, and quite like its qualities as a FW Hop.

So, to the forum, what do you do?

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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by alix101 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:30 pm

I'm using northern brewer for all my bittering...tried and tested
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by seymour » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:07 pm

alix101 wrote:I'm using northern brewer for all my bittering...tried and trested
+1, though I like Cluster, Challenger, Crystal, and Centennial a lot too. When I have a ton of homegrown Cascades, I'll use them for bittering too.

P.S. here's another great thread to cross-reference viewtopic.php?f=11&t=54269#p570730
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by crookedeyeboy » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:33 pm

Goldings as i can taste that lovely 'Summer sitting in a beer garden-had too much' bitterness on my tongue a mile off! :-)

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Post by alwilson » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:34 pm

crookedeyeboy wrote:Goldings as i can taste that lovely 'Summer sitting in a beer garden-had too much' bitterness on my tongue a mile off! :-)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by Jim » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:38 pm

Whatever happens to be in the freezer and past its best before date. :wink:
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by alix101 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:33 pm

Jim wrote:Whatever happens to be in the freezer and past its best before date. :wink:
Thats not a bad philosophy,I'm starting to belive ,bittering is bittering no matter what hop you use...obviously in the right quantities :shock: it was after reading, an article by the sharps head brewer. I just thought I would choose a hop that was proven and stuck with it .
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by seymour » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:41 pm

alix101 wrote:...I just thought I would choose a hop that was proven and stock with it .
In that case you can't go wrong with Fuggles.

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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by alix101 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:54 pm

seymour wrote:
alix101 wrote:...I just thought I would choose a hop that was proven and stock with it .
In that case you can't go wrong with Fuggles.
I don't even like the smell off fuggles...like a farmers armpit.
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by keith1664 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:35 pm

Magnum, inexpensive, neutral and you don't need too much of it.
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by Dennis King » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:37 pm

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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by Beer O'Clock » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:00 am

I was using Apollo. At 19.5 it didn't need much. Very economical.

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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by orlando » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:00 am

Target, but have also lead with Golding's & Fuggles.
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by gregorach » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:57 am

I've been quite a fan of Herkules for a while...
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Re: What do you bitter with?

Post by Dr. Dextrin » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Challenger, Progress, Fuggles, Northern Brewer, Goldings sometimes, Target occasionally (cheap, but not that nice IMO).

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