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I'm brewing a Sam Adams Boston Lager clone and I have some questions.

It's a PM recipe that calls for 2 oz Tettnanger @4.5% AA (9HBU) at 60 min

1/2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh at 15 min

1/2 oz Tettnanger at 58 min

1/4 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh dry hop when transferring to secondary

Due to the hop shortage, my LHBS had me buy 2oz Sterling Hops (5.3% AAU), 1 oz Saaz (2.9% AAU), and 1 oz Hersbrucker (3.3% AAU)

Which hops should I use when?
 

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missing link said:
I'm brewing a Sam Adams Boston Lager clone and I have some questions.

It's a PM recipe that calls for 2 oz Tettnanger @4.5% AA (9HBU) at 60 min

1/2 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh at 15 min

1/2 oz Tettnanger at 58 min

1/4 oz Hallertauer Mittelfruh dry hop when transferring to secondary

Due to the hop shortage, my LHBS had me buy 2oz Sterling Hops (5.3% AAU), 1 oz Saaz (2.9% AAU), and 1 oz Hersbrucker (3.3% AAU)

Which hops should I use when?
I would use the Higher AA Sterlings at 60 minutes and the Sazz at 5 to 15 minutes. The best thing to do is run it thru some software like beersmith in both versions and then adjust it to the same IBU's as the original recipe
 

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never used Hersbrucker...

but the sterling is def. your 60 minute bittering hop. i think the other two might be interchangable for their timings.
 
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I'm trying to remember the conversation when he was making recomendations.

I'm going to go with mixing the Saaz and sterling to get to my 4.5% goal and I'll use the Hersbrucker as if it was the Hallertau. I'll make beer, just not sure if it'll be good beer.

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First, I'm not sure how much of a difference a 58 minute versus 60 minute addition is going to make. I'd just throw all the bittering hops in at 60 minutes.

Here's how I figure it:

Bittering:
2.5 ounces of Tett at 4.5% and a 60 minute boil produces 50.4 IBUs.
Replace with 2 ounces of Sterling at 5.3% + .25 ounce of Saaz at 2.9 % and a 60 minute boil producing 50.4 IBUs.


Aroma/Flavor
Hersbrucker is also called Hallertauer Hersbrucker and is a decent substitution for Hallertauer Mittelfruh. Use it as if it's the same.
 
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