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Offline mm658

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Simcoe substitutes?
« on: December 31, 2011, 03:50:07 PM »
Simcoe hops are basically "out of stock" everywhere.  I was planning on using some in a couple of upcoming recipes.  I'd be interested in hearing suggestions for alternative hops that would come close to replicating Simcoe?  Thx in advance...

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Re: Simcoe substitutes?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 05:11:07 PM »
I'd try Citra. same Alpha, where Simcoe has a Pine aroma,  Citra is more Lemon.. 

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Re: Simcoe substitutes?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 06:01:13 PM »
You could try Falconers flight.  I ready it is a blend of Simcoe and Citra.

You can also go with Citra as a replacement but I would cut the amount by 30%. 

I also read of using Bravo.

For bittering, I would use Magnum.

Offline mm658

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Re: Simcoe substitutes?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 08:51:49 AM »
Great suggestions, guys, thanks very much.  Since I'm mostly intrested in the piney aspect of Simcoe, I think I might try the Falconer's Flight suggestion.  Or, possibly Chinook.

Thanks again -- cheers!

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Re: Simcoe substitutes?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 07:50:35 AM »
I love Simcoe ..... It has been showing up recently at the homebrew stores. At least I know, according to their latest newsletter, William's Brewing in San Leandro has it.

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