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Bru 08-26-2009 06:03 AM

Cascade VS Centennial
 
Ive read that cascade is a stronger version of centennial yet some recipes call for both. Besides the AA what else is different between these two ?

The Pol 08-26-2009 06:09 AM

I think that is the other way around... Centennial is like a super Cascade.

Brewsmith 08-26-2009 06:34 AM

Cascade is usually in the 4-7% AA range while Centennial is more like 8-11% AA

Bru 08-26-2009 06:38 AM

I had the two mixed up.
Why do recipes call for both ? Why not adjust the additions for more or less of the one type ?

Brewsmith 08-26-2009 06:42 AM

They are similar, but slightly different. With a higher AA%, the Centennial makes a slightly, better bittering hop, but you can pretty much use them interchangeably.

Brewsmith 08-26-2009 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bru (Post 1507316)
Why do recipes call for both?

Because as homebrewers, we can! ;)

Bru 08-26-2009 06:55 AM

:D Good answer.

stevea1210 08-26-2009 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewsmith (Post 1507319)
Because as homebrewers, we can! ;)


And THAT my friends, is why I love homebrewing. :mug:

Duster72 08-26-2009 11:58 AM

They have a very different flavor IMO. I don't see them as interchangeable at all. But to each his own.

jsullivan02130 08-26-2009 12:09 PM

I agree totally with this. I've heard many times that Cascade is a 'super' version of Centennial but to me they are totally different. I really like Centennial but a little goes a long way. (By little I mean dry hop with an ounce or so.) More than that and it can get cloying. Your mileage of course may vary, that's just my taste.

I think they are different enough that they are very complimentary -- that's why you'd use both. And because you can.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Duster72 (Post 1507405)
They have a very different flavor IMO. I don't see them as interchangeable at all. But to each his own.



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