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Old 02-27-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Hops, domestic vs. imported

Hi, I have a recipe that calls for East Kent Golding, but hopsdirect.com doesn't import that particular variety. Instead they grow a domestic version, US Golding leaf hops. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience in domestic varieties of hops typically grown somewhere else, and if I can use this variety of Golding in my recipe and still achieve similar results?

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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The UK Goldings have a finer aroma quality IMO but the US version makes a good sub.



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Old 02-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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I am currently subbing UK with US and it's just fine. You might be able to notice a difference if all other aspects of your brewing were completely consistent. Realistically though you probably won't know the difference.

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I wonder how the difference between the UK and US versions match up to differences between yearly crops.

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