Post Number: 419
|Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 10:20 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 163
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:59 am: ||
Check the descriptions on this page - looks like it was developed from Brewer's Gold with open pollination.
None of us knows more than all of us. - Bill Herzog
Post Number: 422
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:15 pm: ||
Ah, wild North American origin, so maybe the horsiness is more of a cattiness. Either way, very "earthy" British in flavor/aroma, not EKGish.
Post Number: 1141
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:47 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 829
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:51 pm: ||
I use to use Galena pretty extensively and always considered it to have very clean bittering properties . . .
Post Number: 427
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:56 pm: ||
These are exclusively late and dry additions.
Post Number: 2056
|Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:22 pm: ||
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.
Post Number: 137
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 03:34 am: ||
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.