Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > hop question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
punkrockdave
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
punkrockdave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: richmond, ca
Posts: 549
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default hop question

Quick question. I was brewing up a Racer 5 clone last night and the LHBS had a mix of whole and pellet hops for the recipe, seeing as I was stuck with what they had, I went for it. The question is do I need to bump up the volume of the whole hops? From what I understandpellet hops are more potent. Also is there a formula to keep this in mind the next time this comes up?


punkrockdave is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
mbird
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 309
Likes Given: 1

Default

I believe that whole hops are 2% less in terms of hop utilization. I believe this is across the board regardless of boil time. So if you are assuming 27% utilization for pellets in a 60 minute boil then plan to extract 25% for whole hops in the same time period. Hope this helps,
mark
www.backyardbrewer.blogspot.com


mbird is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 33,878
Liked 2763 Times on 2400 Posts
Likes Given: 1957

Default

I've found out myself that whole leaf or "raw" hops seem to be better for flavor/aroma. Less bittering to the taste from them imo. Pellets def get out more bittering quicker.
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
punkrockdave
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
punkrockdave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: richmond, ca
Posts: 549
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Thanks for the heads up.
punkrockdave is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
Denny
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eugene OR
Posts: 4,370
Liked 462 Times on 346 Posts
Likes Given: 576

Default

The ROT is to use 10% more whole hops than pellets.
__________________
Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

http://www.experimentalbrew.com - the website for the book "Experimental Homebrewing"...coming Nov. 2014
Denny is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 33,878
Liked 2763 Times on 2400 Posts
Likes Given: 1957

Default

From my experience,that extra amount would be about right. Whew...wee heavies kick in hot weather...


__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS