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Old 08-26-2009, 07:03 AM   #1
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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 ?

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Old 08-26-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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I think that is the other way around... Centennial is like a super Cascade.

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

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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 ?

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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.

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Why do recipes call for both?
Because as homebrewers, we can!
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Because as homebrewers, we can!

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


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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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