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Old 11-02-2006, 12:09 AM   #1
Jul 2006
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I'm going to brew my Boddingtons clone soon (as soon as my scale comes in the mail). The recipe below calls for Northern Brewer 6.6% pellets. My lhbs only had Northern Brewer Northern Brewer whole leaf hops with an 8.0% alpha. My questions are:

1. Is one ounce of whole hop the same as one ounce of pellets?
2. How much less of this hop should I use because of the alpha difference?

1 lbs. Muntons Dry Amber
3.5 lbs. Muntons Dry Light
.1875 lbs. Cane Sugar
1 oz. Fuggle (Pellets, 4.9 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
0.25 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 5.7 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
0.25 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 5.7 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
.125 oz. Northern Brewer (Pellets, 6.6 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
1 teaspoons Irish Moss (not included in calculations)
2 teaspoons Gypsum (not included in calculations)
0.25 teaspoons Epsom Salts (not included in calculations)
Wyeast 1968

Thanks for any help

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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Pellets provide a little more bitterness (about 10%) than whole leaf for the weight, so the higher AA in your whole leaf would balance out that. If you had 8% pellets, you would probably want to reduce the hops to 6.6/8, IF they were the main bittering hop.

Since the NB is being used as a minor flavor hop, the AA doesn't matter. Use the same amount.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
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That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks for the reply.

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Old 08-09-2007, 04:02 AM   #4
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I was just looking for a boddington's clone.
Where did you find this one?
Did you brew it?
How did it turn out?

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