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Old 01-15-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Any Bittering Hop for a Belgian Dark Strong?

I'm brewing Jamil's "Brew Like a Homebrewer" Belgian Dark Strong recipe from Brewing Classic Styles. It calls for enough Hallertauer Hops for 31 IBUS. To get this number on my system and for my batch size, I'll need almost 6oz of 4.0% AAU Hallertauer.

I'd rather not buy 6oz of hops if I don't have to. I'm wondering if this bittering hop can be substituted for something that will get me the alpha I need with a lot less hop. Maybe something like Warrior, CTZ, or something like that?

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Old 01-16-2014, 01:05 AM   #2
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I use Magnum to bitter all of my Belgians. It's a great hop for that purpose, especially since it tends to come in around 14%AA.

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:27 AM   #3
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I use Magnum to bitter all of my Belgians. It's a great hop for that purpose, especially since it tends to come in around 14%AA.
Just learned that Magnum is a Hallertauer hybrid. So it's kind of like a super-charged version.

Is there going to be any noticeable flavor differences from using the Magnum vs. the Hallertauer? What if any should I expect?
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They are substitutes for each other, I think you'd be happy with Magnum, I've used them in Belgians also, deliciously.

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Sweet...I mean bitter. I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the help.

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