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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:05 am

Delta Hops

Got a pound of these coming to me. Seems like they are an English-type of American hop. Has anyone used them?
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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:53 am

Re: Delta Hops

Had a Cask Conditioned Harpoon IPA at a beer fest that was made with Delta hops and it was very nice. Can't remember details about the profile other than being very impressed with the beer. Harpoon does a great job with their real ales.
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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:53 pm

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Where did you get them :?:
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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:01 pm

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I ordered a pound of them from hopsdirect for $8 several weeks ago, and they ran out. So they told me when they got more, they would send them for free shipping. They just got them back in, and emailed me that they would arrive shortly.
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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:17 pm

Re: Delta Hops

I got a bunch for free from a local hop farmer. I used them at flameout in a rye PA but the brew session had some issues and I'm not sure I can pick out the flavor from these. My main problem was my kettle doesn't have a screen and the whole hops plugged up my valve. This left the beer quite cloudy and all the flavors seem muddled. They taste good but I can't be descriptive.
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Post Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:22 pm

Re: Delta Hops

I have a Harpoon single hop APA or IPA that is all Delta, but I have not drank it yet :mrgreen:


edit: It is a single hop ESB, Session 31
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Post Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:00 pm

Re: Delta Hops

I'm going to try them out in a lowish gravity English IPA.

6 gal @ 80% expected efficiency

9 lbs Maris Otter
12 oz British Medium Crystal (65L)
1 lb Corn Sugar

40 g Delta (6.5% AA) 60 min
40 g Delta (6.5% AA) 15 min
40 g Delta (6.5% AA) 5 min
40 g Delta (6.5% AA) 0 min
40 g Delta (6.5% AA) Dry Hop

Mash at 152 for 60 min w/mashout
90 min boil

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OG ~1.056, FG ~1.012
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Post Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:16 pm

Re: Delta Hops

After drinking the Harpoon ESB, all I could think when smelling it was EKG, which is good that we have a true American hop that can "clone" the EKG aroma :mrgreen:
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Post Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:01 am

Re: Delta Hops

bo_gator wrote:After drinking the Harpoon ESB, all I could think when smelling it was EKG, which is good that we have a true American hop that can "clone" the EKG aroma :mrgreen:



I have yakima goldings growing in my back yard that come fairly close.
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Post Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Re: Delta Hops

bo_gator wrote:After drinking the Harpoon ESB, all I could think when smelling it was EKG, which is good that we have a true American hop that can "clone" the EKG aroma :mrgreen:


If that's what they're like, then I'm pretty glad I got a pound of them for $8. Man, I love hops direct.
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Post Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:12 am

Re: Delta Hops

Ok, I have a keg of this beer going now, the final recipe is below. Hops absorbed quite a bit, so I added about a gallon of water when it was done to get to the right volume. Ended up at 1.053 and 45 IBUs (on paper). I have to say that I am getting goldings, but of the Styrian variety. There is a gentle citrus quality unlike what I tend to get from kent goldings or fuggles... and I am not sure if it is the hops or a bit of residual sugar, but I also pick up a prominent vanilla note. Overall, though, while I like the beer I made from it, I think it's a fairly weak hop. It worked all right in this beer because the beer is a mellow and lowish gravity one, and this hop would probably also work fine in a bitter or a brown ale or maybe a porter, but I wouldn't consider this hop all that exciting - it is just very gentle in the aroma department

Delta English IPA
12 gal
UK Pale Ale Malt (Maris Otter) 18lb 0oz
UK Medium Crystal (120EBC) 1lb 8oz
Corn Sugar/Dextrose (Dry) 1lb 8oz


Hops
Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
US Delta 6.5 % 85 g 26.3 Loose Whole Hops 60 Min From End
US Delta 6.5 % 85 g 13.1 Loose Whole Hops 15 Min From End
US Delta 6.5 % 85 g 5.2 Loose Whole Hops 5 Min From End
US Delta 6.5 % 85 g 0.0 Loose Whole Hops At turn off
US Delta 6.5 % 85 g 0.0 Loose Whole Hops Dry-Hopped

Mashed at 149F for 60 min, no mashout
Fermented at 64F for 1 week, then brought up to 68F for 2 weeks before dry hopping in the keg.
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Post Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:30 am

Re: Delta Hops

I was hoping that it was a good EKG sub. I have a hard time finding them.
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