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Old 05-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Is it same amount? 1 oz pellet = 1oz. whole hop?

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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You generally want to add a little less (maybe 15-20% less) for pellets, but I usually don't really worry about it that much.

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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I would say that if the alpha is the same on both, then it would give you the same results.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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They are pretty close to equal by weight. Pellets have better extraction as they are chopped up. However, the process comes at a price as lupulin is lost.

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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I'd say about 10% less IBUs with whole hops, as stated above, not much. If you're measuring out whole hops, measure out an ounce, add like 3 or 4 extra cones, and consider it equal to one ounce pellet.

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