Simcoe Hops

Characteristics

Simcoe is best characterized as having a pronounced pine or woodsy aroma. It is a bittering hop ranging from 12 to 14% AAU that also imparts its characteristic aroma. The cultivar was bred by Yakima Chief in the USA. It is sometimes described as being "like cascade, but more bitter - and with pine."

Specifications

Typical Use : Bittering with Aroma
Alpha Acid : 12 to 14% AAU
Origination : USA
Commercial Examples : Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Characteristics : Citrus with woody/pine
Styles : American Pale Ale, American IPA
Similar Hops : none - maybe Cascade + Saaz.

 

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All Grain Recipe - Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (clone) ::: 1.064/1.019 (5 Gal)

Grain Bill

13 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
6 oz. - Thomas Fawcett Amber Malt

Hop Schedule - 60 IBU

3/4 oz. - Warrior - 60 to 35 min. continuous*
1/3 oz. - Simcoe - 35 to 25 min. continuous*
3/4 oz. - Palisade - 25 to 0 min. continuous*
1/2 oz. - Amarillo - dry hop
1/2 oz. - Simcoe - dry hop
1/2 oz. - Glacier - dry hop

Yeast

Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale Yeast - 1800 ml. starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash In at 152° for 60 min - sparge as usual
Boil time : 60 min.
Cool and ferment at 71° to 74°

Notes

*Continuous Hopping - Dogfish Head uses a device to slowly add a measured amount of hops over time into the boil rather than adding the whole addition at once. This is a good brew to have a buddy handy to toss in the hops, pre-measured in their own dish, throughout the boil. It is a good technique and the commercial example of this beer is one of my very favorite IPAs.
This Recipe Appeared in the March-April 2006 edition of BYO Magazine

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