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Simcoe

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rough60

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Seems pretty good to me, did a darkish all simcoe apa and came out real nice, with it's high AA its sure to be used in more of my APAs, probably blended though cause it's not quite up to cascade or amarillo for flavour or aroma imo. Still pretty good though.
 

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Bewdy, can match the ingredients.

Will do a 10kg batch when my bulk buy comes through.

tdh
 

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This ones been on my to do list for a while. linky It sounds interesting, a toned down version would make for excellent summer quaffing i think ;)
 

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Have knowon about Simcoe for quite sometime, but only recently discovered how great it is for a bittering hop with my APA's. To die for is what I had read and will agree with. Was using Norhern Brewer for bittering but its Simcoe from now on. Also great for aroma but in small amounts because of its AA properties.

BYB
 

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Also great for aroma but in small amounts because of its AA properties.
Why would that matter? The hops are not going to isomerise if you add them late (unless you are one of those evil no-chillers ;) , and even then only a debatably small amount). You are getting other properties from them and AFAIK there's no reason you can't use them to your heart's content. :D
 

rough60

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I've never found higgher AA hops bad for late additions, just drop the bittering additions a bit to compensate, they are a fairly low Co-Humulone variety so should not be as harsh anyway.
 

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I have used this once, in an APA that is CCing atm. Went in as follows:

10.00 gm Simcoe [12.30%] (70 min) Hops 18.4 IBU
10.00 gm Cascade [6.30%] (70 min) Hops 9.4 IBU
15.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (10 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
10.00 gm Simcoe [12.30%] (10 min) Hops 3.7 IBU
15.00 gm Cascade [6.30%] (10 min) Hops 2.8 IBU

From the hydrometer tastings I am pretty happy, it has a very smooth bittering and pleasant flavour, quite fruity which is good cos that's what I was after. I put it right up there with Pacific Jade and Nelson Sauvin (my other two favourites atm).
 

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Where can I find these magical sounding APA hops like Simcoe?!?
I live in s/western Sydney and have not seen these in my travels,
Also Chinook would be great to find a stash of..

Cascade and Amarillo are becoming a hassle to get even 100gm packets of it seems, makes me want to start cultivating my own!
 

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Love this hop and have about a kilo in the freezer :D Brewed the single hop, single malt blonde below and found it fantastic. Its also the main hop in my house apa.

Simcoe Blonde

Brew Type: All Grain Date: 15/02/2008
Style: Blonde Ale Brewer: Jye
Batch Size: 23.00 L Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 27.83 L Boil Time: 60 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.0 % Equipment: SK Brew Hous
Actual Efficiency: 82.5 %
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 35.0

Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.40 kg Pale Malt, Ale (Barrett Burston) (5.9 EBC) Grain 100.0 %

30.00 gm Simcoe [12.00%] (20 min) Hops 23.8 IBU
30.00 gm Simcoe [12.00%] (5 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
30.00 gm Simcoe [12.00%] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -

0.50 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
5.00 gm 5.2 (Mash 90.0 min) Misc
10.00 gm Calcium Sulfate (Gypsum) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc

1 Pkgs Safale American US-56 Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.048 SG (1.038-1.054 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (1.008-1.013 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Color: 8.6 EBC (5.9-11.8 EBC) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 31.7 IBU (15.0-28.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 2.1 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.8 % (3.8-5.5 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 5.3 %
 

Back Yard Brewer

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The price of Amarillo in the near furutre may start getting a bit bizzare so I may start exploring an all Simcoe APA.


BYB
 

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Where can I find these magical sounding APA hops like Simcoe?!?
I live in s/western Sydney and have not seen these in my travels,
Also Chinook would be great to find a stash of..

Cascade and Amarillo are becoming a hassle to get even 100gm packets of it seems, makes me want to start cultivating my own!
Hey Noxious , why not check out the sponsors sites they seem to have them.

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/default.asp?CID=7

Lagers
 

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As Simcoe is a robust hop with a High AA but low cohumulone, a style with a solid malt backing for a single hopped beer using Simcoe would go quite well. Very much the same if you were taking the same approach with Chinook. (with a toned down bittering addition due to the cohumulone being a higher %).

Im planning on a English Pale style similair to a JS Golden Ale, Munich as the bulk of the grist and the balance of pale and wheat respectivly to give it that backing it desperatly needs.

Any thaughts?


Better than Gold(en)

Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 34.8 IBU
Color: 10.6 SRM


2.50 kg Munich, Light (Joe White) 49.0 %
1.50 kg Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White) 29.4 %
1.00 kg Wheat Malt, Malt Craft (Joe White) 19.6 %
0.05 kg Carafa Special I (Weyermann) 1.0 %
0.05 kg Caramunich II (Weyermann) Grain 1.0 %

10.00 gm Simcoe (70 min) (FWH)
20.00 gm Simcoe (20 min)
20.00 gm Simcoe (0 min)
10.00 gm Simcoe (Dry Hop 7 days secondary or KEG hopped)

1 Pkgs SafAle (DCL Yeast #S-05) Yeast-Ale
 

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I brewed the following last night - first use of the hop, fingers crossed
5kg ale malt (approx 75% of which was Maris Otter)
1.25kg vienna malt

1053 OG

20g Taurus 11% 60min
20g Simcoe 5min
25g Simcoe 0min

probably dry hop with some more simcoe (15-20g)

mashed ~67-66, US05

will see how it goes in a couple of weeks and report back.
 

edoeven

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well the above brew is filtered and kegged, pretty happy with it, OG around 1011-1012, dry hopped with 15g simcoe for ~5 days.
interesting fruity aroma, almost reminds me of pineapple... taste quite fruit saladish with a bit of citrus,
very tasty :)
 

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Is it bitter enough for you?
Looks like 20-25 IBU but then the malt profile would be tasty.
Maybe all beers don't have to have a whalloping bitterness???

tdh
 

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mmm, simcoe, maybe an apa is on the cards soon :D
 

edoeven

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hmmm it is not bad, I think it is reasonably balanced, for some reason the last few beers I have made seem to be tasting bitter'er than they should be, normally I would have made this to around 30-35 IBU but I cut back because my last brew was too bitter. I bought the taurus hops in bulk off ebay, they were 14.x % in 2005 so I have estimated they are around 11-12% now after a few years... so depending on the accuracy of that estimation, the beer is between ~23 and ~31 IBU (i really need to nail it...)

I have really been liking the 80/20% pale/vienna combo in light ales, perhaps will add a bit of wheat next time.
and in the above post I meant FG ~ 1011 too :)
 

chadjaja

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bumpity bump bump.

Just got a stack of Simcoe today, has anyone got any great APA's/IPA's using it lately? I'm looking at doing either an all simcoe or simcoe/amarillo/centenial combo.
 

Ross

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bumpity bump bump.

Just got a stack of Simcoe today, has anyone got any great APA's/IPA's using it lately? I'm looking at doing either an all simcoe or simcoe/amarillo/centenial combo.

All Simcoe is really nice, but go the Combo, those 3 go great together.

cheers Ross
 

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I kegged this one today. Tasted pretty good to me.

AG #7 IPA

Batch Size: 23.00 L
Boil Size: 29.95 L
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 8.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 66.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.89 kg Pale Malt, Traditional Ale (Joe White) (3.Grain 86.62 %
0.45 kg Carahell (Weyermann) (13.0 SRM) Grain 6.62 %
0.34 kg Munich, Light (Joe White) (16.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
0.12 kg Caramunich I (Weyermann) (51.0 SRM) Grain 1.76 %
40.10 gm Horizon [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 51.0 IBU
21.00 gm Centennial [9.70 %] (10 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
35.00 gm Simcoe [12.20 %] (5 min) Hops 8.3 IBU
30.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.60 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle US05

Dry Hopped 4 days (with leftovers)
5g Simcoe
7g B-Saaz
8g cascade


Gregor
 
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