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Offline waltsmalt

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Nugget Substitute
« on: October 26, 2019, 01:14:54 pm »
For a couple of IPAs that I’m brewing over the next month, Nugget is used as the bittering hop.  The substitution charts here don’t show Chinook as a sub for Nugget, but Nugget is a sub for Chinook.  Pretty sure I’m overthinking this, but will Chinook be a good dub for Nugget?  I have Chinook on hand and would rather use my inventory.  Thanks.

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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 01:39:59 pm »
This chart shows Chinook as an acceptable substitute.
https://www.brewps.com/hop-chart-hop-substitutes.html
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 04:37:49 pm »
Which hops will you be using for the late additions?
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 08:56:45 am »
This chart shows Chinook as an acceptable substitute.
https://www.brewps.com/hop-chart-hop-substitutes.html

Great chart, Bob!  Thanks!
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 01:06:32 pm »
This chart shows Chinook as an acceptable substitute.
https://www.brewps.com/hop-chart-hop-substitutes.html

Cool, this looks like an older version of the chart from BYO magazine March-April 2008 that I use a lot.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2019, 01:08:46 pm by dmtaylor »
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 08:19:53 pm »
Which hops will you be using for the late additions?

The first beers is a lot of Citra late and dry hop.

The second beer is all Centennial.

Change your thoughts?

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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 05:46:44 pm »
Which hops will you be using for the late additions?

The first beers is a lot of Citra late and dry hop.

The second beer is all Centennial.

Change your thoughts?
I've never used citra so I can't really comment on that one, but I'd definitely go all centennial and not bother subbing for the nugget.
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 08:26:28 pm »
Any reasonably high alpha hop that isn't too aggressive should work.
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Re: Nugget Substitute
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2019, 07:57:31 am »
Which hops will you be using for the late additions?

The first beers is a lot of Citra late and dry hop.

The second beer is all Centennial.

Change your thoughts?
I've never used citra so I can't really comment on that one, but I'd definitely go all centennial and not bother subbing for the nugget.

I have used Citra as a late hop addition but learned a long time ago that I needed to cut it with something like Amarillo or it gets overpowering pretty quickly with the passion fruit notes.  I have usually used a 50/50 mix of the two which seems about right for my palate.
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