HOMEBREW Digest #6027 Fri 31 May 2013

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 22:04:03 +0100 From: Steve and Isabelle <duderooner at ntlworld.com> Subject: East Kent Golding Hops Hi Scott, I use some EKG as a commercial brewer in England and it can take some coaxing to get the right amount of flavour without going too "vegetal". For the dry hop I would suggest whole flowers, without the hot wort. The great aroma at addition may be removing something from the finished beer. You might see it as cheating, but I've found that a bit of Liberty (US) has some very similar properties to EKG. I've used it to enhance the Kent Goldings, but with an even hand so it doesn't get out of character. Other than those thoughts one would need to know a little more about the base beer in order to be constructive. EKG is fairly delicate and can be easily overwhelmed. I've seen some variation in the quality of all the hops I buy (5kg freshpak) so you may also have been unlucky in raw materials. Good luck, hope this might help. Cheers, Steve Return to table of contents
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