new zealand hops

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Post by johnnynothumb » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:31 am

is any one using or ever used green bullet or stickelbract hops what is the consensus good bad or in deferent

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Post by BurninBrewer » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:36 pm

I have used Green Bullet and am currently using a NZ Cascade for dry hopping a Mac & Jacks clone.
The bullet was used for bittering but can also be used for aroma if you like, worked very well and I liked the outcome wasn't too bitter considering the high AA and did have a slight fruityness to it but nothing too significant.

The cascade according to what I have read about it is everything the american cascade is and more, definitely smelled more citrus when I opened the package and the hop quality looked very good .

I dont know if it is available by you but Sierra Nevada makes a fresh hop ale strictly with New Zealand hops that are no older than a week off the vine and it is one of my favorite beers by far. It is coming to the end of its short seasonal cycle. read more on it here:

Overall I'd say most of the NZ strains are very good and help make more hops available here when they would normally be out of season and low on stock.

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