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Old 12-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Hop Substitution - Help Please

Doing an Irish Red and the recipe calls for East Kent Goldings (5% AAU) as the only hop addition. It is a 60 minute addition.

I don't have EKG. What would be a good sub? I have Willamette and Cascade which have similar AAU ratings. I also have several other hops that have a much higher AAU rating. Since the addition is purely a bittering addition, does it matter if I use a hop with a higher AAU rating as long as I use less to match the total calculated IBUs?

Will be boiling in about two hours so your help is appreciated. Thanks.


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Old 12-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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looking online....Fuggle, progress or First gold would be suitable substitutes. Not an expert though.
http://www.brew365.com/hop_substitution_chart.php


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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I'd use the Williamette.
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As a 60 minute addition, it won't matter much what you substitute. I'd personally use the Willamette and save the Cascade for something else that has flavor/aroma additions.
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Willamette are a Fuggles derivative. They are a decent substitute for other English varieties.
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Thanks guys. Went with the williamette .
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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As a 60 minute addition, it won't matter much what you substitute. I'd personally use the Willamette and save the Cascade for something else that has flavor/aroma additions.
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Well, Fuggles is one of the first-line substitutions for East Kent Goldings and Willamette is basically a US bred (and derived) version of Fuggles, so I would (and you did) use that.


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