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Offline rbowers

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Hop substitutions
« on: February 18, 2011, 12:09:51 PM »
Getting ready to brew a dry stout.  The recipe called for about 0.7 oz of target hops for 60 min (11% AA).  These were unavailable at LHBS so owner suggested goldings as a replacement, but only at 3.7% AA.  I plugged this into a hop conversion app and it calls for 2.1oz of the goldings as a replacement.  If this is purely for bitterring purposes should it work out?  I've never had to substitute hops before (this is only batch 8 or so for me).  Open to any and all advice.
 

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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011, 12:12:21 PM »
Personally I would have gone with Magnum, or about any high alpha hop. I'm thinking he might be in the business of selling hops is why he suggested Goldings.  Just sayin'.  Cheers!!!
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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 12:13:45 PM »
Go for a high alpha as suggested. Magnum is good and so is Chinook.
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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 12:26:57 PM »
Perfect.  I have an ounce of chinook from a recent batch left over.  I will opt to use that.  I appreciate the help.

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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 12:47:34 PM »
If you have another high alpha hop available I'd go with that over Chinook.  Assuming you are making some sort of English stout (you were originally using Goldings), Chinook has a real bite that may not be appropriate for the style of stout you are making. 

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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 01:15:23 PM »
Well we are a bit committed here already.  I appreciate the advice though.  Guess I'll see how this turns out.  Lesson learned if it comes out poorly.

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Re: Hop substitutions
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 01:41:35 PM »
As a 60 minute addition it should be ok. If you don't like it after conditioning- chalk it up to a learning experience!  :)
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