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Old 03-21-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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So how do you guys do it? My initial idea was to only use my homegrown cascade for flavor, aroma, basically for dryhopping, since I have no idea what the AA% is. Now that I'm thinking of getting something like centennial, which is pretty good for bittering, I'm wondering how I can figure out if I'm close to the IBUs I want... ideas?
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:03 PM   #2
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I personally haven't done it, but how I think I'll proceed in the future is to use a mid average of the normal AA rating for the strain itself in the recipes. I ordered some Brewer's Gold rhizomes this morning, yipee.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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Right, one just estimates. All I have planted are flavor and aroma hops, unless you count Mt. Hood. I'll only used homegrown for bittering in ales that are on the low side anyway.

If you figure 12% for Columbus and shoot for 80 IBU, a 1% error gives you a range of 74-86 IBU.
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