Averagely Perfect Saison - Poll #29B - Flavor/Aroma Hops Preliminaries "B" Segment

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by VikeMan, Feb 22, 2015.


Select one or more flavor/aroma hops. Vote in all three concurrent polls (A, B, and C).

Poll closed Feb 24, 2015.
  1. Galaxy

  2. Galena

  3. Hallertau

  4. Millenium

    0 vote(s)
  5. Mosaic

  6. Motueka

  7. Mt. Hood

  8. Nelson Sauvin

  9. Newport

    0 vote(s)
  10. None of These

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. VikeMan

    VikeMan Poo-Bah (1,962) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE VOTING! You need to understand it for the results to be valid. There are Three Concurrent Mini-Polls. Now we'll start the process to select specific flavor and aroma hop varieties. Here's how it will work. Because there are only 10 slots available per poll, and because I'm going to list 27 hops, this poll is split into three concurrent mini-polls. You should vote in all three polls, and you can select more than one variety per poll. At the end, I will combine the results to determine the top varieties for further (potential) whittling. It's important to vote in each of the three concurrent polls...if you don't want any of the hops in a particular mini-poll, you should vote 'None of These" in that mini-poll. If you want a hop not listed, write it in.

    For those thinking ahead, the top one variety (based on percentage from the three combined polls) will be in. None, some, or all of the next three varieties may be in, depending on the result of a poll that will determine just that (i.e. whether to add any of them to the #1 hop). After that, the next two varieties (#s 5 and 6 from the original voting) may get in, but they are dark horses, and each of those would require a Super Majority to get in. The reason why those two will be re-considered at all is that you might find them more desirable as 'accents' in the context of the results of the polls that will get us #1 (and perhaps #2, #3, and/or #4). If you think there should be more than 6 hop varieties in this beer, I'm afraid you are SOL.

    This poll will be open for 48 hours.

    (For those who don't know what I'm talking about, see these threads for the first two beers we did (and the bazillion ensuing polls and the final recipes...
    http://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/averagely-perfect-american-stout-poll-1-abv.131209/ )

    Issues with methodology? Take 'em to beermail please.

    The Averagely Perfect Saison so far...

    Batch Size: 5 Gallons
    ABV: 5.7%
    OG: 1.045
    FG: 1.002
    Mash Recommendation: Single Infusion @ 150F, 60 Minutes, no Mashout
    Assumed Mash Efficiency: 70%
    90 Minute Boil
    IBUs: 24

    Grain Bill:
    Belgian Pilsner Malt (68%)
    Flaked Wheat (17%)
    Vienna malt (15%)

    WLP565/Wyeast 3724 at beginning of fermentation
    WLP644, 0.5 Liter Starter Recommended, added to primary when beer/wort reaches gravity of 1.033
  2. sjverla

    sjverla Disciple (397) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    No Nelson! I'm willing to entertain non-traditional hops, though I'd rather not. But no fucking Nelson Sauvin.
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  3. minderbender

    minderbender Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2009 New York

    This is another area where I think regardless of the final recipe, people will be able to experiment without too much impact on the rest of the recipe.
  4. machalel

    machalel Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2012 Australia

    Lots of Hallertau fans!
  5. Brew_Betty

    Brew_Betty Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2015 Wisconsin

    Yeah but, which Hallertau?

    Time for another poll!
  6. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Hallertau blanc would be friggin ON POINT in this beer
    FeDUBBELFIST likes this.
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