Originally Posted by fvirzi
i am brewing this tonight and am using 2.5 lbs of 2 row and 3 lbs of dme to make up for the other 2 lbs. will this work?????and i am using galena hops. would using the whole oz be a bad idea. thanks
3lbs of DME is closer to the equivalent of 5lbs of malt, but really it depends on your efficiency. I would use a recipe calculator. BeerSmith, which costs money but has a free trial, or any of the free online calculators
should suit you well.
For the second question, it depends on the AA% of the hops you have, but using the whole oz would probably make your beer FAR too bitter. The original recipe calls for only about 6 AAU (AA%, expressed as a whole number, times oz of hops) and an oz of Galena is probably in the 12-14 AAU range. Again, a recipe calculator is your friend, but you'd probably only end up using about 0.4-0.5oz of Galena for this recipe. And yes, Galena would be a suitable substitute for Cluster.