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J. Steinhauer
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Username: Jstein6870

Post Number: 419
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This hop they call Galena has an origin from Brewer's Gold, which I've never had. Is this related to Fuggles? It's got that horsey flavor to it.
 

Steve Pierson
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Username: Stevepierson

Post Number: 163
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check the descriptions on this page - looks like it was developed from Brewer's Gold with open pollination.

http://www.freshops.com/usda_hop_desc2.html
None of us knows more than all of us. - Bill Herzog
 

J. Steinhauer
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Username: Jstein6870

Post Number: 422
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, wild North American origin, so maybe the horsiness is more of a cattiness. Either way, very "earthy" British in flavor/aroma, not EKGish.
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1141
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

<rant_start>
I still just don't get this cattiness (I assume you are talking about Cluster). Cluster is by far my favorite bitter hop and I have pulled it forward in a few brews to to flavoring additions and have found that it's flavor is sharp and spicy and just an extention of the perfect bitting I get from it.

<rant_end>

-Doug
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 829
Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use to use Galena pretty extensively and always considered it to have very clean bittering properties . . .
 

J. Steinhauer
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Username: Jstein6870

Post Number: 427
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

These are exclusively late and dry additions.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 2056
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doug, perhaps stale Clusters have a "catty" quality. I agree that this variety is maligned, probably because it was long the workhorse hop for American megaswill, admittedly low as the IBUs are for this style. But I have always found it to be among the best bittering hops. The aroma, while not pronounced, is pleasant as well.
 

Joel Gallihue
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Username: Gallibrew

Post Number: 137
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 03:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have tried using cluster pellets as a bittering hop and been pleased with the results. I tried it in a stout and an american brown ale. I'll have to try it in a pre-prohibition style lager sometime.

I have always compared the cluster/catty debate to the wild grape/foxy debate in wine making circles. Despite what the tasters say, I have had some great homemade concord grape wines.