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Old 08-27-2013, 02:06 AM   #1
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Im doing this recipe its chocolate stout. the op says he used crystal hopps . never heard of that nor do I have any on hand.

I do have german hallertau and cascade. witch should I use? thanks

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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In a stout, you shouldn't taste the hops, so it really doesn't matter. You really are just getting a bittering charge from them to balance the malt profile. Use whichever you want but try to match the ibu of the recipe if you can. (My apologies, I did not look at your link before I started responding on my phone app)

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
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Neither one of those hops are normally used for bittering.

I would save the cascade for the end of the boil. I have a really good stout recipe that calls for 1 oz at 15 minutes and 1oz at 1 min.

But you're going to need some bittering hops. You *can* use flavor/aroma hops for bittering, but since they have a lower AA%, you would need to use a lot more of them. However, since the recipe you're using only has 30 IBU's, it doesn't really matter as much as it would if you were brewing an IPA.

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