Originally Posted by ekjohns
this is going to be a noob question but i just want to double check. My LHBS has cascade but its AA is 8.7. Would i be better to just use 0.5 oz with the higher AA or use less to match the 8.7. will using less result in less of the hops flavor from dry hopping? on page to the all grain used cascade at 5.5
Use AAU bittering calculations.
AAU = AA% x oz.
1oz. cascade at 8.7AA% equals 8.7 AAU.
To find out how much hops to use at a different AA% just work backwards.
8.7 AAU = 5 AA% x X oz.
8.7 / 5 = 1.74 oz. of cascade hops at 5 AA%.