I just placed an order for a few pounds of pellets and on a whim I ordered 2 oz of a new hop called “Lemon Drop.” After reading some descriptions online I am wishing I had ordered at least a half pound to play with. Here is the description: “Big herbal, blackberry, “Super Cascade”, menthol, grassy, citrusy, lemon, citrus, pine, tobacco, licorice, orange, grapefruit, pepper, “Amarillo like”, mint.”
Any suggestions on how to showcase these hops when I only have 2 oz? I’m currently thinking an APA; maybe something like this:
8 lb GW 2-row
1.5 lb Munich
.5 oz Warrior 60 min
1 oz Crystal 10 minutes
1 oz Lemon Drop (flameout/whirlpool)
1 oz Lemon Drop (dry hop)
Wy1056 or 1272
Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone ever used these? Thanks!
I would definitely prefer to go bigger with the whirlpool addition, but then I dont have any left for dry-hopping. I should have known better than to only order 2 oz of a new hop. Do you think I woul dbe better off going with 2 oz in the whirlpool and skipping the dry hopping?
+1 Please report back on results. Sounds really interesting!
Where did you find them? Hops Shack is out of stock.[/quote]
Yakima Valley Hops. I’ve always had good luck with them, and the shipping is reasonable.[/quote]
Got my half pound today. Planning to brew a single hop IPA with them tomorrow. Looking forward to something different!
Nice! I’m mashing right now. Went with the same recipe I posted above, except I increased the 2-row to 9 lbs. I’m looking forward to hearing how yours turns out. Post your recipe when you have a chance. Happy brewing!
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
9 lbs Briess 2 Row (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 81.8 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Munich Dark (15.0 SRM) Grain 2 13.6 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.5 %
1.00 oz Lemon Drop [4.70 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop 4 18.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Magnum [14.70 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 26.1 IBUs
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
1.00 oz Lemon Drop [4.70 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 6.0 IBUs
1.50 oz Lemon Drop [4.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 2 Hop 8 7.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 9 -
1.00 oz Lemon Drop [4.70 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
Mash Schedule: BIAB - Danny’s
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash Step Add 20.01 qt of water at 163.2 F 154.0 F 60 min
Heat Sparge Water Add 0.00 qt of water and heat to 190.0 190.0 F 40 min
Sparge to BK Volu Add 9.89 qt of water at 118.4 F 168.0 F 10 min
Danny, your recipe looks great. I’ve been distracted by the holidays and a bad bout of the flu, so mine is still in primary. I’m going to drop the dry-hops in tonight. I’ll probably dry hop right in the primary, but if I’m feeling ambitious I’ll transfer to secondary first so I can harvest the yeast cake. I’ll take a hydro sample tonight and report back on the taste prior to dry hopping.
Keeping my eye on this thread to see what happens. I had a friend brew with sorachi ace hop, and he thought it was great. Everyone else thought is tasted like lemon pledge, so I have steered clear of anything that says lemon. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :cheers:
[quote=“DamonInPHX”]Danny, that recipe does indeed look good.
How do you all think this malt profile (IPA) would work, with 1 ounce of Lemon Drop at 60, 1 at 15, and 1 at flameout? 5 gallon batch. 154* mash with 168* out.
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (Briess 2-Row Brewer’s Malt)
3 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (Briess Pale Ale Malt)
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (Briess 2 Row Caramel 10)
I want to just single out the Lemon Drop profile.
I would probably drop the crystal down to 8 oz or even 4 oz, but that is just a personal preference. I’m sure it will be good. Wish I had ordered more of the Lemondrop hops for my batch. Hoppiness was kind of subdued when I kegged it. Hopefully being cold and carbed will perk it up. It is conditioning now until a space opens up in the kegerator.
Believe it or not mine is still sitting in the primary after almost 4 months. Got too caught up in brewing and drinking lagers over the winter. I have made sure the airlock doesn’t dry out and I’ve glanced under the carboy wrapper a couple times to see if there’s a pellicle growing. All appears fine but I should probably think about doing something with that huh… OK for the sake of updating this thread, I promise it goes into the very next available keg!
I found the hop character to be a little muted, so I keg-hopped mine with some Amarillo and Simcoe. Despite the powerful keg-hops, there is a strong lemon-peel character that comes through in the finish. It is an interesting hop, that I think works best in a blend rather than standing alone. I will probably use them again.