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Hop alternatives

Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by James A, 7/10/19.

 

  1. James A

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    Posted 7/10/19
    Hi everyone,

    I have a recipe that calls for:

    Simcoe CO2 extract (6.4g) and Hallertauer Taurus (16g) for a 32l batch.

    Both in small quantities to be added with 30mins to go in the boil. My LHBS doesn't stock either. What would be some alternatives?

    More generally, what exactly is the advantage of using a hop extract over normal hops?

    Appreciate any input.

    Cheers,

    James.
     
  2. koshari

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    Posted 8/10/19
    hop extract is far more concentrated meaning advantages re handling/storage.
     
  3. James A

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    Thanks for replying. So how much hops would I use to replace 6.4 g of extract? Just a ballpark figure would be useful.
     
  4. koshari

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    Posted 8/10/19
    try banging your numbers into this,

    https://www.hopsteiner.com/extract-calculator/

    i dont know the %aa of the simcoe however the default hop states about 5g oil equates to .05kg of hops at 10% so you could aim around that figure.


    Replacing T90 Pellets
    T90 Pellets to replace: 0.05Kg
    Alpha % of T90 pellets: 10%
    grams of alpha required: 5 g
     
    Last edited: 8/10/19
  5. JDW81

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    What sort of beer are you brewing? The style will help guide hop selection.

    There's a few hop comparison charts online which can give you suitable alternatives as well. This is one from a quick search on google. Haven't looked at it, but there's heaps around.

    JD
     
  6. James A

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    Posted 8/10/19
    Thanks - I'm brewing a NEIPA. Will check out those guides.
     

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