Simcoe is a high alpha bittering hop, but is also used for aroma and flavor. When used late in the boil, this strain exhibits notes of pine and citrus. Great in IPAs or any beer calling for intense hop flavors aromas, or bitterness. Used in pale ales and IPAs.
A common commercial example of this hop in use is by Alpine Brewing in their Duet IPA.
NET WEIGHT 1/2 OUNCE (14 GRAMS) | ALPHA ACID 12-14%
These hops can be used as both Bittering and Aroma hops.
For bitering, these hops are added at the beginning of the boil. Typically, this is a 60 minute boil, but since our kits already have bittering hops added, any supplemental bittering hops will be boiled for no longer than 20 minutes.
The higher the alpha acid % and the longer the hops are boiled, the more bitterness the hops will impart. When boiling hops with our kits, it is highly recommended that you add a Liquid or Dry Malt Extract Softpack to the boil, or the hops won’t leave behind any bitterness. Do NOT boil the Brewing Extract.
For aroma, these hops are added at the end of the boil, or after 1 week of fermentation for “dry-hopping”. These hops contribute the flavor and aromas to beer. When dry-hopping, be sure to sanitize the hop sack (if using one) by boiling in hot water or submerging in One-Step No-Rinse solution for a few minutes before adding the hops