#Mashtag Day 3: The Hops
The votes are in. They have been counted, double counted and many bribes have been turned down in the name of true democracy.
And #Mashtag Day 2 winner is........................American Brown Ale.
American Brown Ale 37%
Imperial Brown Ale IPA 35%
Session Brown Ale 28%
Here is how MashTag Works:
Every day this week we will post a blog at 12 noon offering you 3 options for various elements of the brew. You cast your votes on twitter, on facebook or on our blog.
Monday - Beer Style - decided as Brown Ale.
Tuesday - Malt Bill & ABV - decided as American Brown Ale
Wednesday - Hops & IBU
Thursday - Special Twist (barrel aged? Dry hopped? Belgian yeast? Addition of a pasturised mouse?)
Friday - Name
Votes need for the Hops need to be cast by 1800 GMT. Simcoe will count the votes on his abacus and announce them the following day when we give you the next round of options. So today, you guys need to vote on the hops we are going to use in the American Brown Ale.
The malt bill for the 7.5% beer we have chosen is based on Caramalt, Amber Malt, Roasted Barley and Pale Malt. This will give us a malty and robust backbone with a caramel, nutty and toasty flavour.
Today we will choose the specific hops and also the bitterness of the final beer. the higher the IBU number, the higher the bitterness.
Today's choices are:
English Hops - 55 IBU - East Kent Goldings and Bramling Cross
Moderate bitterness and a huge amount of flavour and aroma hops. The spiced autumnal fruit, berries and earthy notes of these hops should really compliment the malt base of this beer style.
American Hops - 75 IBU - Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial
The purist's choice. High bitterness provided by the tough Columbus hop before a satisfying explosion of citrus, and piney notes gush across your pallet from the Amarillo and Centennial hops.
New Zealand Hops - 95 IBU - Pacific Gem, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin
A high bitterness wild card. The high alpha of the Pacific Gem will provide an aggressive bite whilst the Motueka and Nelson hops will impact a tropical fruit twist.
Remember votes close at 1800 GMT today, let us know what you want the hops and IBU to be and tomorrow we will announce the winner and give you options for the signature twist.
Happy voting scamps!
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- NZ! Gemita28.03.2013
- American. pls. JonB28.03.2013
- Nz, but you must send some to NZ Me28.03.2013
- English sciencefish28.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops cho28.03.2013
- NZ Hops David G28.03.2013
- New Zealand!!!!! iDink28.03.2013
- NZ...... midikey28.03.2013
- NZ hops for the win milestron 27.03.2013
- New Zealand Bob Hop27.03.2013
- English! Clarisse27.03.2013
- GB Hops, please Better wetter27.03.2013
- New Zeeeeeeealand kiwis27.03.2013
- New Zealand, fo sho! Alekks27.03.2013
- New Zealand ftw stephanos27.03.2013
- New Zealand hops please! Daniel Sweden27.03.2013
- English hops, please :) ace27.03.2013
- USA USA USA
- New Zealand for the win bulletproof wolf27.03.2013
- New Zealand for the win bulletproof wolf27.03.2013
- New Zealand hops all the way! discoalla27.03.2013
- English hops, please Fatbaldingoldgit27.03.2013
- New Zeeland hops VK27.03.2013
- Make 'em taste like New Zealand Wammo27.03.2013
- New Zealand gets my vote.
- English Hops Frenchie27.03.2013
- American Hops please
- English please Englishman27.03.2013
- American hops PuppySlayer27.03.2013
- new zealand for tropical fruitiness prc27.03.2013
- New Zealand please!
- English hops for a proper brown ale Ghost27.03.2013
- New Zealand andcam27.03.2013
- English R Rabbit 27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops - 95 IBU - Pacific Gem, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin colorado27.03.2013
- American hops for the american brown! Damo27.03.2013
- english mats27.03.2013
- English please timf1327.03.2013
- New Zealand Plz Göte27.03.2013
- American hops for an American BA Graculus27.03.2013
- English hops Clark27.03.2013
- English Saetia27.03.2013
- English Hh27.03.2013
- American Hops Jul27.03.2013
- I'm from Kent so I should be voting that way but I just can't resist how yummy the New Zealand hops are! Tropical terrorism for my tastebuds? Yes please! BrewDogSarah27.03.2013
- A good helping of NZ hops to get us all puckering up! BeerHawk27.03.2013
- American hops capngokey27.03.2013
- I'm going to stick with the 'proper' brown ale theme, English hops all the way Be in my solo27.03.2013
- english stoms27.03.2013
- English for me, EKG FTW!!! Cs27.03.2013
- New Zealand Cape Town27.03.2013
- New Zealand! The Heavy Badger27.03.2013
- New Zealand James H27.03.2013
- NZ bro CUSA27.03.2013
- a.h. brew127.03.2013
- New Zealand hops it is. Just so we can smash thr granny out of the taste. Stevepage40527.03.2013
- English SourSalty27.03.2013
- American Hops!! Fran !27.03.2013
- Lets crank up the IBU.
New zealand pleasembelohorka27.03.2013
- New Zealand! InPivoVeritas 27.03.2013
- New Zealand Sylvain27.03.2013
- NZ! sheldon27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops. We need a twist. Eddy27.03.2013
- English hops please. Fergus27.03.2013
- American hops please. JonnyBright27.03.2013
- New Zealand!!! Nelson Sauvin all the way. Andrew27.03.2013
- yank Rab27.03.2013
- NZ Hops fore please. Johniebowe 27.03.2013
- English. I love massive IPA's, but like the sound of english better in this one. mienvard27.03.2013
- NZ hops JBrewth27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops. Don27.03.2013
- New Zealand! Dokster27.03.2013
- Think this time its going to have to be the English - One for the home team JunkBox27.03.2013
- New Zeeland for sure !!! PH27.03.2013
- new zealand hops please.
- English hops please.
I just think they'll provide a better balance in the overall flavour.Puzzler27.03.2013
- NZ maxbog27.03.2013
- New Zealand Richard P27.03.2013
- American Hops gsandri27.03.2013
- I would vote for the english hops, sounds like a nicer compliment of hop variety to the malts concon27.03.2013
- Predictable but I say American. How can you make an American Brown Ale with anything else? Ben F27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops as the season is right (for me anyway) JayBartons27.03.2013
- Was hoping for a Session Ale here, but seeing as we've gone down the American Brown route, it has to be English or NZ hops, to make this beer as unique as the people making it.
My vote... EnglishAleBeHonest27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops - 95 IBU. Should give it a real twist compared to other American Brown Ales, along with some serious bitterness! Tommy27.03.2013
- American Hops please! Immy27.03.2013
- An American Brown Ale with anything other than American hops would surely be farcical. Mark C27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops chedgefa27.03.2013
- American Hops of course as the beer is American Brown Ale!!! Stormrider2127.03.2013
- Gimme them Kiwi Hops! EccyEccyPtang27.03.2013
- My favourites are the South Pacific hops, BUT, as it is an American Brown Ale, then stick with tradition and use American Hops - 75 IBUs. Ta ! Pete H., Nottm27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops...make life exciting...wonder what a multi national would choose???...oh yeah o'de chemicals
- I'm torn, but it'll have to New Zealand I think! Nacheis27.03.2013
- New Zealand hops for 95 IBU! 'cause you got to live on the wild side! BrewerLeif27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops! Jasondpd27.03.2013
- Lets have a go at New Zealand Hops TheCraftyBugger27.03.2013
- English, please. Let's not make this an IPA. vogod27.03.2013
- Go with the English to keep it mellow, we'll give it a twist tomorrow :) ThatGeekGuy27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops, 95IBU FTW!! and love nelson sauvin. ajsiem27.03.2013
- English Hops! Brown and Earthy! Jonny27.03.2013
- new zealand tunengine27.03.2013
- English! Otterdance27.03.2013
- 75 IBU - Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial.
All excellent hops, and 75 on the IBU scale isnt too overpowering!LocALE Beer Geek27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops please! Doktorb27.03.2013
- New Zealand Hops get my vote Parkside Pete27.03.2013
- English hops for an American Brown please Pete27.03.2013
- English Hops please alecwallace27.03.2013
- NZ NickD27.03.2013
- New Zealand Mf27.03.2013