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Old 06-07-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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When weighing out your hops, according to your recipe, is 1 oz of pellet hops equal to 1 oz of whole leaf?

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Old 06-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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For some reason I believe that the utilization is different, but I just looked a Palmer and he makes no mention of adjusting for hop form.


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Old 06-08-2014, 02:12 AM   #3
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Using pellet hops during the boil adds 10 extra percentage points to your utilization verses whole leaf. Most brewing software takes this into account. Unless you're being huge batches it probably won't be noticeable.

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:18 AM   #4
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From my experience the AAU % is always higher with whole hops since they're less processed. So even though you get less utilization with whole hops, the end product ends up being very close to equal no matter which one you use.

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Old 06-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #5
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If using pellets use 10% less. If using a hop bag use 10% more. So if you're using pellets in a hop bag, don't do anything!

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Old 06-08-2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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When weighing out your hops, according to your recipe, is 1 oz of pellet hops equal to 1 oz of whole leaf?

+1 to the replies above but if your question about weight is taken literally then yes, 1oz of anything weighed is in fact 1oz regardless of what you are weighing


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Old 06-10-2014, 12:33 AM   #7
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Yeah I know about the 1 oz being 1 oz....lol. kinda required in my job. I deal with volumes, fluid dynamics, specific gravities etc

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Old 06-10-2014, 02:55 PM   #8
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In my experience the utilization factor differences as stated by others is pretty minimal after all the different factors cancel each other out but where you will notice a bigger difference is in the amount of flavor and aroma from late additions. The fresh unprocessed nature of whole hops provides in my opinion, more pleasant late boil addition characteristics but will perform less efficiently. So the whole hops are better for late additions and even dry hopping but you need more of them and they can become rather difficult to work with.


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