Fresh vs. Pellet vs. Plug Hops -- by weight - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Fresh vs. Pellet vs. Plug Hops -- by weight

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-09-2007, 11:49 PM   #1
LouT
Can't wait to go AG...
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LouT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Reading, MA
Posts: 851
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I just purchased some fresh hops (freshops) at my LHBS -- do I use them in the same weight as pellets when a weight for hops is provided in a recipe (assuming the AA are the same)? I tried to search for this and didn't come up with anything, appreciate any help.
__________________

Primary - California Common -finally!
Secondary - nothing, back after year plus hiatus
Keg carbing & conditioning - nada
Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 12:04 AM   #2
Axegod
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Ajax, Upper Canada (Toronto)
Posts: 470
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Hello,
The short answer is 'no'.

Check out this link: http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter5-4.html

Cheers.
__________________
Primary :
Secondary:
Bottled:
On Order: nothing at all..for a few months
Thinking about: Plisner malt and saaz hops
Drinking:

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


I always thought that with pellets you figured on 10% more utililization. I know Promash makes an ajustment based on pellets vs. whole.
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
LouT
Can't wait to go AG...
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LouT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Reading, MA
Posts: 851
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


So it sounds like I won't accidentally over-hop my beer if I use the same weightxAA formula with the leaf hops -- if anything may under-hop?
__________________

Primary - California Common -finally!
Secondary - nothing, back after year plus hiatus
Keg carbing & conditioning - nada
Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2007, 03:12 AM   #5
LouT
Can't wait to go AG...
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
LouT's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Reading, MA
Posts: 851
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Found an IBU calculator. Link goes to a site with places to input hop variety, alpha acid percentage, boil time, fresh or plug hops vs. pellet, wort gravity, wort volume, etc. Nice tool for playing around if you don't have a brewing software (I do not).
Anyway, here's the link:
http://www.rooftopbrew.net/ibu.php
__________________

Primary - California Common -finally!
Secondary - nothing, back after year plus hiatus
Keg carbing & conditioning - nada
Drinking - store bought: Loose Cannon IPA, Wachusett IPA.
On deck: Trying to decide (beer); wine kit likely (red wine)

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to get Plug Hops out of a Carboy DMo General Techniques 5 04-22-2009 04:44 PM
Hop Plug/Pellet Conversion IBU Calculation? hukdizzle Recipes/Ingredients 3 01-19-2009 08:43 PM
Whole/plug VS pellet Bulls Beers Recipes/Ingredients 10 01-03-2009 03:35 AM
Plug hops? hdtech_83 Recipes/Ingredients 2 11-17-2008 07:29 PM
AVG weight of a Hop Pellet??? MX1 Recipes/Ingredients 6 07-19-2008 05:26 AM


Forum Jump