For Hop Project #71, we tried a new hop for us - Kohatu from New Zealand. We blended the Kohatu with one of our other new favorites, Australian Galaxy. In a new twist, we added most of the hops toward the end of the boil, shooting for more aroma and flavor. Adding hops toward the end instead of at the beginning increases the aroma and flavor while actually decreases the bitterness of the beer, but this one is still plenty hoppy!
It was hopped at 30 minutes left in the boil with Galaxy and Kohatu; 5 minutes left with the same blend; and dry-hopped in the fermenter after day 4 with a blend of about 1/3 Galaxy and 2/3 Kohatu.
This recipe will get out to all of our current markets in TN, MS, and northern AL. Grab one while you can! Hop #72 is already in the works!