Originally Posted by bradsul
That only happened to me once, but I just used the generally accepted alpha acid value for that variety. I doubt it was very accurate, but the beer was tasty!
Heh. It goes against the engineer in me, but I guess it is what it is. I was planning on doing an Irish Red, but it looks like it is going to be a English Mild. I have some Black Patent for a planned Porter, that can be used for the Mild.
I really don't want to guess the IBU for the Porter though. It's a much more expensive recipe and Phoenix is a helluva strong hop.