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Old 07-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Four pounds of PNW hops per barrel?? What's that in homebrewing terms?

One of the most hop flavored beers I know of is I know of is Firestone's Union Jack which claims to use 4 lbs of PNW hops per bbl. How much hops would that translate to for a 5 gallon homebrew batch?

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1 bbl = 31 gallons.

4 lbs hops = 64 oz

64/31 = 2.06 oz/gallon * 5 gallons = 10.32 oz or 292.57 g

Substantially more than the recipe found here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/can-...n-jack-188929/

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Keep in mind that hop utilization drops in larger batch sizes.

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Keep in mind that hop utilization drops in larger batch sizes.
Hop utilization increases in larger batch sizes over 20 gallons. You should add more hops if you're brewing a homebrew size batch, could need anywhere from 10%-20% more hops than what they used commercially.
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Hop utilization increases in larger batch sizes over 20 gallons. You should add more hops if you're brewing a homebrew size batch, could need anywhere from 10%-20% more hops than what they used commercially.
Thanks for catching that. Evidently I tried to type two sentences and came out with a mess.
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Thanks for catching that. Evidently I tried to type two sentences and came out with a mess.
I figured you knew what you were talking about.
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