Originally Posted by Sedge
Using EKG over Cascades will certainly make a beer that will come out ok, and having similar alpha acids makes the amounts remain the same. However, don't expect it to taste anything like the original recipe (hop-wise). EKG will give you a real earthy flavor with a bit of a floral aroma. Nothing like the citrusy grapefruit aroma cascades typically impart.
I've been thinking...a very dangerous thing. I need to get some AG practice in, and I've got enough hops in the freezer for 3 batches (each with a different hop). This base recipe is perfect to warm up to AG with. I will crank them out, one per weekend if SWMBO will let me.
I'll probably use WLP001 for all 3 because I've got a bit already washed and ready. Would that be okay or should I just grab some Notty?
1. First batch I will do the tried and true original recipe w/Cascades
2. Second will be the same grain bill but with EKG
3. Third I will substitute the Vienna for Munich (which I already have) and use Willamette.*
4. I'll finally brew the SNPA clone that i just got in the mail.
This way I'll be able to stock up on summer pool party brew and only need to buy 24lbs Pale, 4lbs Vienna, 1.5 lbs Crystal. I won the hops and Munich in a raffle.
See anything wrong with my plan of attack?
*Since I just killed the original recipe I may throw in .25lb Carafa III & .25 Victory...just because it's laying around