Author Topic: Bravo as a substitue for Magnum?  (Read 500 times)

Offline glastctbrew

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Bravo as a substitue for Magnum?
« on: October 08, 2010, 05:32:31 AM »
Hi all,

I'm brewing up some BVIP for the holidays this weekend and my LHBS was out of Magnum.  They recommended Bravo as a substitute.  I'm not familiar with Bravo so I checked it out online and it looks like the cohumulone is a bit higher while its Beta Acids are lower.   I'm wondering if anyone has used Bravo in place of Magnum for bittering with good success or if they think it would work well with Denny's BVIP recipe?  Alternatively, should I could run out and get some Northern Brewer?

Thanks.
Scott
Still Hill Brewery

Offline blatz

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2500
  • Paul Blatz - Jupiter, FL
    • View Profile
Re: Bravo as a substitue for Magnum?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 06:16:51 AM »
I used Bravo a lot when it first came out - with a lot of use as a bittering hop instead of my usual magnum, so I would say sure go for it - it does impart a very slightly higher bite than magnum, but I kinda liked it - think of it as in between magnum and CTZ.

Cheers!
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

BJCP National: F0281

Offline glastctbrew

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 142
    • View Profile
Re: Bravo as a substitue for Magnum?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 06:35:40 AM »
Great, I'll run with it and see how it turns out. Thanks for the info Blatz!
Scott
Still Hill Brewery