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Old 02-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
Oct 2008
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I'm planning on doing a pale ale with some Ahtanum and Amarillo. I have two ounces of plugs, what does that translate to as far as pellets goes?

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
Nov 2008
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I think lots of folks suggest that leaf hops come out about 5% lower in bittering potential. So that would make 2 oz of plugs equal to 1.9 oz of pellets.

Personally, I just treat them as oz for oz equal.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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+1 to above, there is slightly less utilization from leaf hops, but treating them the same oz for oz is fine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:11 AM   #4
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I find that I actually get much lower utilization with whole than pellets, probably on this order of 20%. This is likely due to positioning my 6 gal brew kettle between two gas burners on my stove. If you have propane that might explain that with a more vigorous boil you get similar ranges of value.
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