American hops in German beer

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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby Bryan R » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:45 pm

I just can't bring myself to ever do that!

Though I used to use vanguard quite a bit in some bastardized German styles that a local brewery to me uses to make a "Vienna" lager.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby wobdee » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:01 pm

Mt Hood is pretty good, I've also heard Liberty but never tried.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby Roachbrau » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:22 pm

I haven't tried very many, but Mt Hood is pretty similar to Mittelfrüh IME
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby BryanH » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:42 pm

Mt. Hood. It's genetically a Hallertau type and I've used it and liked it in a number of beers. The other hops in the family, Ultra and Liberty are supposed to be very similar but for some reason they didn't do it for me.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby MaineBrewer » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:04 pm

I've used Santium with really good success.
It's listed as a sub for Spalt. A bit higher AA (it is an American hop after all) and does a good job in the Kolsch I brew.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby Hoenischbrau » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:15 am

I just ordered some Sterling from Yakima valley hops. They say it's the 2015 harvest so I opted for freshness. It's supposed to be saaz-like and I believe saaz is one of its parents. No experience with this hop yet, but thought I'd give it a try at least for the bittering addition to my next round of lagers. I'll let you know how they turn out.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby Techbrau » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:42 am

I think sterling is a really nice hop. Saaz like with a bit more lemon.
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Re: American hops in German beer

Postby Brandon » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:28 pm

Techbrau wrote:I think sterling is a really nice hop. Saaz like with a bit more lemon.


I use Sterling to bitter, and Saaz to finish.

I've also used Liberty (as they're often fresher) as a Hallertau substitute with great results.

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