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Old 06-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hi, any thoughts on using Hallertau hops for bittering (1oz 60 min) or would I be better off using an ounce of Perle? Below is the basic schedule...substitute Perle for Hallertau? Im open to ideas!!! Thanks

6 lbs Pilsner DM
1oz Hallertau 60 min
.5oz Hallertau 15min
.5oz Hallertau 0min (flameout)

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Old 06-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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that would depend on your desired IBUs. Perle is usually higher in AA than Hall.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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Right on...I guess my question is: is it worth using them to bitter? Or is that a poor use of those hops....the AA is in the 3-5 range, I cant remember right now. Anyway thanks for your input.

My default recipe is 1oz 60 min, .5oz 15 min and .5oz at flameout.

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Right on...I guess my question is: is it worth using them to bitter? Or is that a poor use of those hops....the AA is in the 3-5 range, I cant remember right now. Anyway thanks for your input.

My default recipe is 1oz 60 min, .5oz 15 min and .5oz at flameout.
But if you're looking for a low level bitterness, you can do that. If you're ok with using 1 oz. as opposed to 1/2 oz. of something else, then go for it.
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Thanks sometimes you need someone to hold your hand and say "its ok".

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Another solution that is easy and VERY cost effective is to get a couple ounces of Magnum to use as the bittering in your beers. It takes very little. I would rather use my Hall for flavor/aroma.

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Magnum is a Hallertauer mf hybrid.

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Thanks for the magnuminous suggestion.....sounds like a plan

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Yeah, it depends on what you're trying to brew. If you're aiming for a Munich Helles, I'd go with the 1oz of Hallertau for the bittering hops. If you're aiming for a Pils, you definitely need the Perle or Magnum. With the malt recipe you listed, you could brew either. What do you want it to be?

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It really depends on the AA%. I just bittered my Helles with Hall. and it was only 2.5%...

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