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What Is A Noble Hop?

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bjcomposer

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It seems that they are used for flavour / aroma. Is this correct?
Or are they the 'original' brewing hops?

What are the different types of noble hops?
 
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A noble hops tends to be low alpha acid and high on flavor and aroma

Sometimes used for bittering, but that gets a bit expensive


It all has to do with the ratios of alpha and betal acids, hydrocarbons, oils etc





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So you would use noble hops to dry hop?

Saaz, cascade etc.

Could anyone then tell me what a good bittering hop for and American Pale Ale would be?

Assuming that I am using Cascade for flavour and aroma.
 

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Yould use Cascade for bittering as well for quite a smooth bitterness, the only problem being the expense of using quite a few grams. But if you are looking for big hop flavour you will need a pile of cascade added late anyway, so doesnt add a lot to the brew cost.

Otherwise the high alpha C hops like Chinook and Centennial give good bitterness for less grams. Use Chinook if you like grapefruit flavours.
 

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