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substitute for Chinook? in caramel amber ale

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I have everything ready for a batch of caramel amber ale... US-05 starter on stir plate, and 290 candi syrup made and ready... BUT I don't have Chinook hops and the recipe calls for 3/4 oz @ 60m/1 oz @ 0 and 1 0z of Willamette @ 0... I have pounds of Cluster, Nugget, Delta, US Goldings, Saaz, Fuggle, and Tettnang.
Suggestions please.
 
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cool... thanks! So I'm thinking 3/4oz. Nugget at 45 minutes and 1 oz Fuggles at 10 minutes... for 31.4 IBUs ??

Vital Statistics: Amber Ale
OG: 1.045 – 1.060 (1.053)
IBUs: 25 – 40 (31.4)
FG: 1.010 – 1.015 (1.010)
SRM: 10 – 17 (14.7)
ABV: 4.5 – 6.2% (5.75%)


BTW- this will be brewed today, in memory, on my mother's birthday... I've been trying to come up with a special name for the beer, but haven't yet. I think it will be a good way to spend the day thinking about her...
 

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Closest would be Nugget for the bittering (Chinook sub), and Fuggles for the Will, adjusted for AAU of course.

IMO, I'm not a fan of using Chinook as a bittering hop, I think Nugget is much better. As for the 10min addition, that's going to be what you taste - so I might actually go with Tett as a noble, spicey compliment to the sweet of the amber.
 
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thanks to all... just about to add the yeast and put her to bed... :)
 
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