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#1 matt6150

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

Looking for some hop advice. Thinking some noble hops a little on the hoppy side for a blonde. Around 40 IBU with some nice aroma. Hops I have/was thinking Nugget(bittering?), Saaz US, Vanguard, Sonnet Golding and Edelweiss. I have limited/no experience with some of these hops and not a style I brew often. So looking for advice on hop combos and/or schedule and amounts. Will be a 12 gal 30 min boil.


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#2 drez77

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

I hop heavy so others may have better advice but here goes

Nugget at 30 to 20-25 ibu

2oz golding at 15 and the same at 5 and call it good.
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:11 PM

Doesn't sound bad at all. Keep it simple.
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#4 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

Personally I'd keep it in the 25 - 30 ibu range if it's a simple blonde. 40 can be quite bitter if there isn't enough malt support. 


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

Yeah it ended up at 30 according to Promash.
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#6 ER Pemberton

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 06:54 PM

Blonde Ale always seems like a wide-open category to me just as "pale ale" does. The hops can be clean, citrusy, mild, aggressive, etc. I usually end up using "American Nobles" in mine... Crystal, Mt. Hood, Santiam, Liberty, Ultra, Glacier, etc.


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