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Here is a pretty useful chart of different types of hops and the flavors they tend to impart on beer. http://zekeshore.com/hops_v1.12.png Things change depending on year and growing location, as well as hop style, but this is a good general idea.


You can try Muntons Pale Ale malt - it's a good solid base that's fairly clean and doesn't bring oodles of that soft biscuit maltiness and complexity that you get with the Maris Otter malt. It's highly modified, so well suited to single infusions and has good diastatic power so you can add adjuncts to the mash also. Being a pale malt rather than a ...


Saaz hops is great for citrus. Many homebrewers never brew with Saaz... not sure why. Perhaps because it is traditionally a lager hop, or because it is slightly more expensive. Bitter with Magnum, flavor/aroma addition with Saaz. I just brewed a 20L batch of Blonde Ale using a base of Pils malt, 1 lb rye, 1 lb corn sugar, Magnum bittering, Saaz for 30 ...


One thing you could try is to add some ginger extract to a bottle of commercially made IPA to test it out. If you like the result, you can further experiment with the amount of ginger you think is appropriate to add to the beer. If you don't like it, then you just avoided brewing 5 gallons of beer you won't want to drink. If you decide to do this ...

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