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Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5773
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was inventorying supplies and noted that I have all the ingredients to brew 5 gallons of the Sister Star of the Sun IPA recipe with one major exception: No Chinooks.

What I do have, are at least three oz. of the following varieties of big C-hops: Centennials, Summit, Simcoe and Warrior.

Looking for recommendations on which one to use. Or should I just suck it up, and order some Chinooks?
 

Jim DeShields
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Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 153
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 76.5.198.132
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd use any of those. The EKG's and Fuggles give so much flavor that the bittering hop just needs to be assertive, and everything you listed will do that

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I recently did that grain bill as an AIPA with Galena, Horison and Cascade and it is one of my favorite beers ever

(Message edited by niquejim on March 10, 2009)
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10076
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.192.193
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chinooks have a bit of an attitude. Of the varieties you mention, I'd go with Warrior.
 

Robert
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Username: Okierat

Post Number: 224
Registered: 05-2003
Posted From: 138.32.32.166
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bill,

Bit of an attitude? Thats like saying Dan and Bob just bicker a little on the off topic board.
 

David Lewinnek
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Username: Davelew

Post Number: 476
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 198.51.251.205
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I always thought SSoS benefitted from the high cohumulone levels of Chinook.

I don't have a reference in front of me, but I think of summit, simcoe and warrior as examples of the new, wussy, low-cohumulone varieties. I think Centennial is more of middle of the road with average cohumulone levels.

Given those choices, I'd go with Centennial, but I'd pick through to try to find the meanest and most ornery hop pellets in the bag.
 

Jeff Preston
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Username: Jeffpreston

Post Number: 378
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 142.161.154.41
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've brewed several versions of SSOS with whatever I had on hand and always enjoyed the results.
 

Jim DeShields
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Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 155
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 76.5.198.132
Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quote Jeff
"I've brewed several versions of SSOS with whatever I had on hand and always enjoyed the results"

Amen to that
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5774
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 63.118.227.254
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 03:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the replies, everyone. You all confirmed what I was thinking....its kind of hard to go wrong with the basic SSoS recipe, tweaks and all.

However, I decided to suck it up, and order some Chinooks. Just placed an order with Freshops. I have been brewing IPAs with all those other C-hops and have been liking them...but the more I thought about it, the more I've been craving the piney bite of the Chinooks.
 

Tim White
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Username: Awholebrewer

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 70.140.207.22
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 02:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would finish with the simcoe, maybe some chinooks mid way. I brewed a barley wine with nothing but chinooks and well it was a bit much. Either way just send some my way when you are done.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 1281
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim - I think you will find in a year or two that barleywine will have made a nice home for those chinooks.