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castillo

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I'm trying to complete a recipe that calls for Perle Hops. But the only kind that the store has right know are whole leaf Perle hops. I've never used whole leaf hops before so I just wanted to get some thoughts on using whole leaf hops.
 

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how do you usually use your hops? do you bag them? if so, there's no real difference except you'll have to use a bit more. i think 10% more???

someone might have to check that. promash has ruined all my personal quantitative reasoning.
 

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I'm not really sure, but from what I've picked up, whole leaf hops are better for flavoring/finishing since the lupulin glands are still in-tact. But leaf hops will soak up more of your wort (decreasing volume), and can be a little messy. If I can, I use pellets for bittering, and leaf for flavor and aroma.
 
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yes I usually bag them. The recipe calls for 1oz. 60min. 1/4oz 30min. 1/4oz 5min. So how much should I use of the whole leaf hops?
 

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I wouldn't bother making any adjustments. The bittering add could be increased by 0.1 oz. if you are deeply concerned, but flavor & aroma are fine as-is.
 
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