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Postby rpt » Mon Nov 17, 2014 15:23

I have 100g WGV that I thought might work in an English bitter. Having Googled it, there seem to be a few people commenting on it having a tobacco flavour. Anyone who's used WGV have any things good or bad to say about them?

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Re: WGV

Postby Jeltz » Mon Nov 17, 2014 16:08

I found them quite earthy, not unpleasant but not on my buy again list

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Re: WGV

Postby Pjam » Mon Nov 17, 2014 17:57

I've had a 100g in the freezer for ages ............. I must give them a try. But your right, there's not much info for them and I don't think they're flyin off the shelf.

In the right beer (and it might be yours) they could be just the thing :)
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Re: WGV

Postby Asalpaws » Mon Nov 17, 2014 22:53

They have a pretty distinctive flavour IMO, pick up a fresh bottle of Robinson's Old Tom and you get the idea. T
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Re: WGV

Postby Pjam » Tue Nov 18, 2014 18:28

'Distinctive' could be good :) After all ............ at times I've made some very boring gland brews :roll: :lol:
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Re: WGV

Postby Partial_to_Mash » Sat Nov 29, 2014 14:44

Pjam wrote:'Distinctive' could be good :) After all ............ at times I've made some very boring gland brews :roll: :lol:


That must really get on your tits. :hat:
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Re: WGV

Postby Pjam » Sat Nov 29, 2014 15:29

I did a brew today and overlooked the WGV yet again ........ and I could have used them as they'd have been in along with 2 others :hmm:
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Re: WGV

Postby boab44stout » Tue Dec 30, 2014 23:43

Hi there I have used these WGV a few times and it is a we bit elements natural I actually like them as I have a WGV vine in my garden if the recipe asks for it then use it. Or reduce the amount if your not keen on WGV
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Re: WGV

Postby Pjam » Tue Dec 30, 2014 23:53

Still got my unopened packet and still can't decide if I should use them ........ is there a recipe using WGV?
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Re: WGV

Postby LeithR » Wed Dec 31, 2014 13:06

I've used them a couple of times, my most successful batch was in a Stout as an aroma addition, I liked them in that.

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Re: WGV

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Dec 31, 2014 15:23

Pjam wrote:Still got my unopened packet and still can't decide if I should use them ........ is there a recipe using WGV?


Robinsons Old Tom uses WGV. :thumb:

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Re: WGV

Postby Pjam » Wed Dec 31, 2014 17:12

graysalchemy wrote:Robinsons Old Tom uses WGV. :thumb:


Oh yes, your quite right ..... it's a very strong beer I see :shock:
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Re: WGV

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Dec 31, 2014 17:25

Nice drink as well though when I worked in a pub it was only served in halves.

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Re: WGV

Postby LloydV » Sun Jan 04, 2015 20:37

ive got one in the FV at the moment that I used WGV for bittering - as on britishhops.org.uk it lists WGV as "WGV gives a mild, clean bitterness in traditional ales."
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Re: WGV

Postby paulg » Tue Apr 14, 2015 20:36

graham wheelers Marstons Pedigree uses WGV
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Re: WGV

Postby rpt » Tue Apr 14, 2015 21:31

I used the WGV as a bittering hop in a couple of beers but in one of these (a bitter) I also used some as a flavour hop along with some fuggles. It was a very nice beer. However, I think in future orders I will just get EKG unless the WGV is at a bargain price. So, nothing wrong with WGV, I just prefer EKG.

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Re: WGV

Postby Partial_to_Mash » Tue Apr 14, 2015 23:12

Why not split a few litres off from a batch and boil with some WGV late additions to check out it's flavour and aroma qualities?
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