Adding homegrown cascade hops

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Ninkas1

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Hi,

I'm planning my fourth batch of eBIAB Amarillo Pale Ale recipe using the great BIABacus excel sheet. My friend grew and then dehydrated 1 pound of cascade hops. They smell great and I would like to add to my upcoming brew planned for next week. T

The original recipe I have calls for 3 hop additions of Amarillo pellets:

60 min is 16.25 grams
20 min is 20.7 grams
5 minutes is 23.4 grams

My plan is to use the amarillo pellets in the recipe for the 60 and 20 min hop additions but then substitute the 5 min (aroma) addition for the cascade hops. I choose substituting the 5 minute hop addition based on another thread.

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Could anyone help me estimate how much of the dehydrated cascade hops to use? Thanks!
 

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If they are fully dried, then I would probably just use a little bit more than what your recipe calls for...maybe 26 to 30 grams. What size batch is this?

I have not tasted it yet, but I have a 5-gallon batch of an IPA fermenting that had 4.3 oz of homegrown Chinook added both at 10 min and in a hop steep (so about 240 grams total!).
 

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Between my vine and a friend's, I have a lot of dried cascade this year also. I've been using on 1.5 times the leaf as I usually use pellets. These hops smell good, but do not seem quite as strong and commercial ones, so this ratio has been working out, beer tasting as it should.

I would not hesitate to use leaf hops in earlier additions too, as it binds w the hot break and makes for cleaner wort into fermentor, at least with my system.
 
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Thanks for the replies. My predicted volume in the fermenter is 17.5 litres. I will toy with the idea of using the cascade hopes for the 20 min addition also. Do you just throw them in? or put them in a nylon bag?
 

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I just throw them in, same as pellet hops.
 

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Whole leaf have a -10% extraction efficiency versus pellets for bittering. But using them just at the 5min mark, you shouldn't notice a difference. Keep in mind whole leaf absorb more wort than pellets, so you'll be getting a bit less wort from the runoff if you don't compensate. Not significant, but not nothing, either.
 

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I would substitute equally for the Amarillo in the recipe. If you find the cascades are lacking you can always add a dry hop addition of more cascades.
 
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I ended up using 1.5 times the original hop recipe and using the cascade for the final two hop additions. I just threw the dessicated whole flowers in. Tasted great….thanks all!
 

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