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  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 2:49 PM #1

    cockerhoop

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    Just in the middle of the my boil, making strong dark winter ale, chocolate malt, caramalt, roasted barley and and pale malt. my bittering hops are styrian golding and i usually add more of these or challenger at the end of the boil.
    Ive run out of both for the late addition.
    Ive got Simcoe, Magnum and Summit. Should i just leave it with the hops i added at the begging of the boil or add some of these add the end.
    What do you reckon?
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 3:36 PM #2

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    I have regularly used Magnum as a bittering hop, from what I have read it provides little in terms of flavour and aroma. Simcoe and Summit both have citrus (grapefruit) tones, not necessarily suited to your winter ale. I would be tempted to leave the late addition out and dry hop with something suitable towards the end of primary fermentation.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2019 at 3:51 PM #3

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    I agree with MmmBeer, in that there is usually very little point in adding aroma hops to a strong dark beer. If you do so, then they want to be big - like Simcoe, Citra etc. Magnum is mainly used for bittering and I have never used Summit.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:10 PM #4

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    Agreed, magnum is my go to bittering hop for almost all styles
     
  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:17 PM #5

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    Used summit for bittering. Tried a little once as a late addition with some other hops and it was not the most pleasant taste. Some think it can have an onion taste, I'd agree.
     

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