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dave_h

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I know centennial is supposed to be quite a good bittering hop for ales and IPAs but ive seen some mixed comments on the net about using it for a lager.

Ive never used it before but im tempted to use some I have (11%AA) in a general lager/pilsner, with either Hallertauer, saaz or tetts as a late hop.

Ive heard that you should not use too much or it will be too strong.



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Ive heard that you should not use too much or it will be too strong.

well i would have to agree with this. i have been using this hop lately and found that to be true.
 

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Ive heard that you should not use too much or it will be too strong.

well i would have to agree with this. i have been using this hop lately and found that to be true.
Was have you used them in?
 

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not in a lager if thats what your asking,
i did them solely in an ale and found it packed too much punch massive grapefruit.
and also i did another where i only used them at 60 minutes and still carried a punch.
 

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According to my supplier Centennial is similar to Cascade but without the grapefruit.
 

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Centennial is very similar to sacade and I would argue with the grapefruit.

Unless you are masking with a lot of other late hops or unless you are after an american hoppy type lager (which can taste great) I'd stick to bittering with a noble or use something like German Northern brewer.

Then again, I'm not a fan of using any hop you wouldn't be one hundred percent happy to taste in your beer and I love the bittering noble and related hops give.
 

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I dunno I reckon centennial would go alright with saaz, have not used those combos but have used both hops. I think I'd like it. Might do that in the next AG as I've got some saaz left over from a Bo pils and always have centennial in the fridge.
 

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I have had Magnum, Cascade and Hersbrucker together in an ale and at the right ratio's tastes awesome. The hersbrucker was just poking its head through the magnum and cascade. I could see it going pear shaped though at with the wrong ratio's. :beerbang:
 

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I would prefer centennial to cascade if I was making a modern type of lager, it is much less grassy, more floral, and with the higher AA% it could be a better kettle hop because you are adding less vegetable material, especaially if you are adding it late. I do recognise that noble hops are generally the exact opposite.
 

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