How much magnum hops? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How much magnum hops?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
xxHelderxx
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 102


Hi guys,

I'm experimenting with an AG imperial pumpkin ale recipe and had a question as to how I should scale up the hops. Here's my grain bill:
- 12lbs 2 Row
- 3lbs Crystal 60
- 2lbs Biscuit
- 3/4lb Flaked wheat
- 1/2lb Lactose

-75oz pumpkin purée

The original recipe (14lb grain bill) called for .9oz of East Kent Golding, but I want to use Magnum (14.4%). what amount should I use? Oh yea, the lactose was an addition I made as well.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
WindRiverGuy
 
WindRiverGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Barron, Wisconsin
Posts: 43


Did they list the alpha on the EKG?
__________________
WindRiver Brewing Company
Home Brewing & Wine Making Supplies, Knowledge and Service since 1993
www.windriverbrew.com
"Like" us on Facebook for all the latest in news, specials, and beer conversation- http://www.facebook.com/WindRiverBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
xxHelderxx
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 102

Yes they listed it at 5.0%

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #4
WindRiverGuy
 
WindRiverGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Barron, Wisconsin
Posts: 43


Your magnums are about 3X as bitter as the EKG. I'm assuming you want roughly the same bitterness so use about 1/3 oz of the Magnum. Of course with the added 1/2 lb of Lactose- Lactose is an unfermentable sugar so it will add sweetness and a bit of mouthfeel. You should increase the hops to balance that out if you want to maintain the same bitterness. 1/2 oz of the Magnum should be about right.
__________________
WindRiver Brewing Company
Home Brewing & Wine Making Supplies, Knowledge and Service since 1993
www.windriverbrew.com
"Like" us on Facebook for all the latest in news, specials, and beer conversation- http://www.facebook.com/WindRiverBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
xxHelderxx
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 102

Thanks for your help!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
WindRiverGuy
 
WindRiverGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Barron, Wisconsin
Posts: 43


No problem. Let me know how it turns out.
__________________
WindRiver Brewing Company
Home Brewing & Wine Making Supplies, Knowledge and Service since 1993
www.windriverbrew.com
"Like" us on Facebook for all the latest in news, specials, and beer conversation- http://www.facebook.com/WindRiverBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yakima Magnum hops, have you used them?? justbrewit Recipes/Ingredients 6 10-14-2012 11:49 PM
Magnum Hops? Cpt_Kirks Recipes/Ingredients 22 08-27-2009 02:22 PM
Magnum P.I. EinGutesBier Hops Growing 1 04-16-2008 03:37 PM
Magnum Hops- Available? Substitutions? discgolfin Recipes/Ingredients 5 12-14-2007 07:17 AM
Magnum Ale? DeRoux's Broux Recipes/Ingredients 37 12-05-2005 05:08 PM


Forum Jump