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Old 11-20-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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I ordered all of my ingredients for my next couple of batches and I was supposed to have an oz of Magnum Hops for bittering and I seem to have forgotten to order them.

I have an oz of Simcoe that I'm not using in my freezer and I was wondering if I could just use that in place of the Magnum for bittering?

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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I ordered all of my ingredients for my next couple of batches and I was supposed to have an oz of Magnum Hops for bittering and I seem to have forgotten to order them.

I have an oz of Simcoe that I'm not using in my freezer and I was wondering if I could just use that in place of the Magnum for bittering?
You can- but.

But.......they probably are different AAUs, and simcoe is such a special hop that I wouldn't use it if I could use something else.

If you have any other hops at all, I would choose them over the simcoe. If not, you can use the simcoe if it's an American APA/IPA/Amber, and you can get roughly the same IBUs from it.
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You can- but.

But.......they probably are different AAUs, and simcoe is such a special hop that I wouldn't use it if I could use something else.

If you have any other hops at all, I would choose them over the simcoe. If not, you can use the simcoe if it's an American APA/IPA/Amber, and you can get roughly the same IBUs from it.
Agree with Yooper. It'll work, but it be a shame to use Simcoe just for bittering.
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The only other spare hops I have are Cascade...

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