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Vic Secret

Discussion in 'Hop Descriptions' started by pedroj, 23/9/13.

 

  1. pedroj

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    Posted 23/9/13
    MOD: Post edited by Lord Raja Goomba I, to insert description. Original post below:

    Have anyone here tryed this Vic Secret hops? Saw this here in Brazil. The description says clean, distinct fruit and pine characters. But don't have idea of how much to add. I was prettending to make a single hop APA with FWH and late additions and maybe a dryhop as well.

    Cheers
     
  2. Howlingdog

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    Posted 24/9/13
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  3. pedroj

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    Posted 24/9/13
    Hi mate

    Thanks. I saw this site, from there that I got the information about this hop. But I am searching for some homebrewer feedback on them, mainly about how much to add.
     
  4. Mardoo

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    Posted 24/9/13
    Try PM'ing Yob. He sold some and may have used some or gotten feedback. I bought some but haven't used it yet. Interesting what the HPA site says about whirlpool hopping or dry hopping. I'm going to take that advice.
     
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    Posted 24/9/13
    Pretty high aa from memory so add enough to get the ibu you want. I used some flowers - kind of a bruised loquat flavour would be the best I could describe.
     
  6. Yob

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    Posted 24/9/13
    Discussion >HERE<

    :icon_cheers:
     
  7. pedroj

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    Posted 24/9/13
    Thanks to all. Will buy it and try!
     
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    Posted 17/2/14
    Fabulously yummy hop.
    Mango aroma, mixed with melons and a great melon taste.
     
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  9. rheffera

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    Posted 19/2/14
    Just tried this in bridge road's vic secret single hop IPA. All i can say is that i am going to acquire this hop for sure,
     
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  10. Dan Dan

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    Posted 19/2/14
    I felt the same after I tried the bridge roads single hop IPA too. So I bought some. Man, it smells good. Used it in a brew I put down on Sunday, and just had a wee sample about ten minutes ago. Man, it tastes and smells good.
    Will be dry hopping in a few days.
     
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    Posted 19/2/14
    Looking to do a single hop brew with this hip but not sure on amounts and times that will work. What additions did you use Dan Dan?
     
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    Posted 19/2/14
    I'm going to brew with this for the first time this weekend. Bring it on!
     
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  13. rheffera

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    Posted 19/2/14
    I'm going to do a 12 L extract test run:

    1.5kg munich LME
    200g dextrose
    100g malto

    Carahell 150g

    14g 16.4% @ 20,10.5

    Dry hop with 10g
    OG 1050
    IBU: 40
     
  14. bradsbrew

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    I am down to the last 50g of a pound, works well as a FWH in aussie ales, works even better when combined with first gold, chinook and cascade in IPA/APA's.
     
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    Does anyone have experience and recommendations for hop additions?

    Was thinking of an all Vic Secret IPA and didn't want to over or under do it. I've heard its good for dry hopping and late additions but what about 20 or 30 min additions and quantities?
    Just trying to get the balance and be in the right ball park.
     
  16. Yob

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    Ive only used it late, in fact Ive got one planned to do an all cube hopped Vic Secret and Mosaic IPA.. thats calculated at 20 and will pick up all the IBU from the cube.
     
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    Hey Yob - a little OT, but:
    When all your IBUs are coming from the cube hopping, do you find any difference in the bitterness produced (smoother/harsher, etc)?

    Or rather, in your extensive hops experience, do you find a big difference these days between achieving all your IBUs from early or late hops additions?
     
  18. Yob

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    Posted 20/2/14
    Im loving it, worked really well in my Double batch Ahtanum / Amarillo side be side, I then wanted to do a lighter style so knocked out a double KPA (1045) and all cubed that as well, its still conditioning but the bitterness is spot on.

    I need to ferment it's brother batch yet but indications are promising as a new default method for me.

    if anything Id have to say a smoother bitterness but without the recipe repeated with traditional kettle additions its hard to have a definitive answer.
     
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    Posted 20/2/14
    Got this on the boil now boys, drinking me the bridge road single hop galaxy ipa...mmmmm passionfruit

    This hop is wondrous, the only one that has made me instantly go buy it and immediately brew with it. Buy It. Brew It. Thank me later

    With that in mind, i think ill dub this beer..'Obsession with Victoria'
     
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  20. rheffera

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    She's in the fermenter now. I can't wait to suck your....cones, Victoria.SWMBO put me in the dog house for having three fermenters going, but at least you'll be inside me in a month and a half... (I might be drunk, having had 2 wheats and two stouts (HB of course) after the galaxy ipa)..

    As a side note, the smell from the kettle, whilst smelling of the usual hop smell, also had something else there... The smell wasn't dank like northdown that much is certain
     

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