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juzz1981

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Hi all,
Just wondering, what would the most neutral hop variety be for using as a bittering addition?
 

ekul

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Super alpha and magnum are pretty good. My favourite is probably super alpha, but i haven't used it for quite some time now.
 

bignath

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I havent used it but i asked a similar question years ago, and many brewers responded with northern brewer being a very good, neutral bitterer.

As i said, no experience with it though.
 

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Most neutral one is the one you don't mind the flavour of.
 

Rowy

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I'm a Northern Brewer fan. Just started usig the German T 45 variety which 15%. Haven't tried a beer with it yet though.
 

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Horizon is meant to be pretty neutral.
 

vykuza

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I roll with magnum

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Bribie G

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Galena is good, and you can make Mexican style lagers as well, ol. ;)
 

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I think Super Alpha would be the most neutral bittering hop for any style of beer, followed by Magnum.
 

SJW

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For me Northern Brewer for a Lager and Magnum for an Ale.
 

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Last time I used warrior I remember it being fairly neutral
 

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Magnum's bittering is clean but it is firm - that may not be neutral for some. I always think "soft" when people talk neutral bitterness.
 

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+1 - Last year I did a Bo Pils for the comp season. I was a bit iffy on the AA% of the Saaz I was using so I slipped in a bit of Magnum as insurance. It wasn't a lot, only around 15g and whamm - far too bitter <_<

So I tricked it up with some very late Hallertau and it was reborn as a German Pils and won a trophy B)

Now I'm very conservative with the Magnum (mine is German Magnum). Apparently GER Magnum is the second biggest grown hop there after the Hallertau Mittelfreuh "family" so I reckon it must be a favourite for Pils bittering, as I experienced myself.
 

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I haven't experimented a lot, but have been using Warrior a lot and like it.
 

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+1 Magnum

Nice hop, I use it across the board for my 60 minute bittering hop.
 

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Galena here. 60 minute boil and there's a tiny hint of berries, but it's tiny.

But in general ... the most neutral bittering hops are almost always the high AA% hops, simply because you use less of them. Some hops break this rule though - the big NZ hops come to mind.

Another thing a bit OT - have you ever noticed that the higher the AA%, the yellower the hop pellets? Saaz and Hallertau are dark greeny-blue, Galaxy is limey-yellow.
 

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A big fan or Northern Brewer, used it recently in czech lager with saaz to boost the IBU's without breaking the bank,

could only taste the saaz and really clean bitterness.
 

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Northern Brewer or Magnum here too. Good point about the high alpha%. The total going in is dwarfed by the delicious flavour and aroma hops anyway.
 

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Warrior is a very clean bittering hop.
 

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