which hop substitute?
I am wanting to brew an american wheat, but I have no cascades. I dont care much about style but I would like to make a lighter style wheat, which hop would you use from this list?
The grain bill will be 4.5# 2-row 4.5 wheat WLP320 american hefe
I was listening to Jamil show today for American Wheat and he suggested (if I remember correctly)
1.0 oz Willamette at 60
0.3 oz of Williamette at 0
0.3 oz Centennial at 0
I'm actually brewing a American Wheat soon and doing the same but using Ahtanum instead of Centennial.. mainly because I'm playing with Ahtanum
I think that cascade was originally derived from fuggle hops, so that might be a good substitute for you. I might be wrong, but I think they are a little lower in alpha acids though so you may need to use a bit more.
FWIW I just got a "pound" of cascade from hops direct and it looks and smells great, might be worth checking out while the shortage is on.
i prefer less overpowering hops. i use hallertauer for my wheats, which might be hard to come by now. maybe fuggles, or willamette, like hopleaf suggested.
I agree to go with something mild, although a very small addition of anything can work. In any case, use a light hand.
If you use Liberty in many other beers, save it. Liberty will be very hard to come by next year.
(I like that whenever someone orders from HopsDirect, they have to say "pound" instead of pound. Yay for overstuffing our bags!)
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