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Old 09-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default subbing hops: target hops (high alpha) for something normal alpha

It's pretty tough to find Target hops... so I read that a good substitute is Northdown, which I haven't seen yet, so another sub is willamette.

But Target hops are 9-10% AA, Willamette is usually around 5%.

Is it as easy as doubling the amount of hops (if it's 5% for willamette, 10% target), or is the math more complicated?

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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No, the math is not more complicated when considering bittering hops. 2 oz 5% is the same as 1 oz 10%.

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If you can find Challenger or First Gold, those'll work too.

Don't know about your local area. But Steinbart's up in Portland (and they ship) has Challenger pellets and First Gold whole hops.

http://www.fhsteinbart.com
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