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Old 02-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys, so I just bought a pound of cascade hops as the new crop was released. The person tells me they are 9.2% AA(came in food-saver bag) and I just want to double check to see if anyone else has gotten the same thing. This just seems unreasonably high for cascade to me and I want to properly account for them in beer smith. Any insight would be appreciated.



 
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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I heard similar numbers at my LHBS. cascade is higher than usual this year....and Centennial is a bit lower



 
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:10 AM   #3
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I'll bet growers are trying to get as many alphas out of their hops as long as they can maintain the character of the hop- almost every hop I bought this year has been higher %AA than last year.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:21 AM   #4
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The ones I used last were 9.5%.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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Got 2012 Cascade from Puterbaugh (Hops Direct) at 7.4% this year and 2012 Centennial at 8.7% (HopUnion).

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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exactly!

My recipe defaults show Cascade at 5.8 and Centennial at 10

this years crop seems to have Cascade a bit higher than normal...and Centennial a bit lower



 
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