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Offline dzlater

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pellet vs. leaf hops do I need to adjust?
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:12:27 PM »
If a recipe calls for leaf hops and I use pellet hops do I need to adjust the quantities?
Should I just use Beersmith to match the IBU's?
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Re: pellet vs. leaf hops do I need to adjust?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 02:45:56 PM »
Yeah, why not run it through Beersmith if you have it?
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Re: pellet vs. leaf hops do I need to adjust?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
The ROT is that you get 10% more utilization with pellets.  But with pellets in reality, all bets are off.  Tinseth never tested his formula with pellets so if you get anywhere near what is predicted it's only through luck.  The best thing to do is decide what tatses good to you, see how many IBU the software says it is, and base future decisions on that.
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