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Old 02-07-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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I received the wrong hops for a recipe (Black Pearl Porter) I asked for fuggles. I have Domestic Hallertaur & Sterling, which one should i use?

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Old 02-07-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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I'd probably go with Sterling, the cohumulone percentage is closer to Fuggle's than for DH.

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Either will work fine as a porter should have no appreciable hop aroma and minimal flavor hops. I would use the sterling and a fair amount of specialty grains for bitterness. My favorite hops for porters are the cheaper UK varieties such as challenger, target and brambling cross. US substitutes that work well are US Perle, Northern Brewer, Willamette and US Fuggles. UK Fuggles and EKG are excellent of course, but generally wasted on a porter.

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I tend to put some Cascade in my porters. One of my favorites is Smuttynose Robust Porter, and there is a noticeable Cascade taste in that.

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I think I will go with the sterling, thanks!

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