Got a question here on this guys:
The hops I got from Northern Brewer are Hopunion "German Tradition"....which are supposed to be their hallertau (or "similar").
They have 6% Alpha......quite a bit higher than the 4-4.5% I was expecting.
Anyway, I know I can plug in the 6% value into Beersmith and adjust the boil time and/or amount of Hops to get in the Correct IBU range.
My question....is it better to keep the same weight of hops and adjust the boil times for each hop addition or is it better to adjust the weight of hops and keep same boil times......OR does it not matter as long as I get the right IBU range and maintain the same ratio of bittering to aroma?
Any thoughts, opinions, experiences?