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Old 06-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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I was so happy to get the Fuggles hops at my LHBS that I didn't even look at the alpha acids. They are a little low at 2.9%. For bittering this would be a proplem, but if I am using them for really late addition or dry hopping will the alpha acid have any effect? Will I get the same flavor and aroma from these low alpha hops as I would from a 4.5%?

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Old 06-08-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Alpha acid does not matter with dry hopping. Freshness does. Dry hopping does not add bitterness. I dry hop for 10 to 14 days for the best effect.

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