Basic Bitter hop schedule

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Basic Bitter hop schedule

Postby maggs » Sat Sep 27, 2014 09:06

What do people think of this hop schedule?

Ten Gallon Hat
Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 46.0
Total Grain (kg): 7.700
Total Hops (g): 126.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.036 (°P): 9.0
Final Gravity (FG): 1.009 (°P): 2.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.54 %
Colour (SRM): 8.9 (EBC): 17.5
Bitterness (IBU): 31.5 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 90

Grain Bill
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7.200 kg Pale Malt (93.51%)
0.500 kg Crystal 120 (6.49%)

Hop Bill
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70.0 g WGV Leaf (5.9% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (1.5 g/L)
20.0 g WGV Leaf (5.9% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)
26.0 g Fuggles Leaf (3.9% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
10.0 g WGV Pellet (5.9% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Danstar Nottingham


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I was wondering if I could use a high alpha hop for the bittering, saving some WGV for a later brew. My options are NZ pacific gem - 14.7%, Target - 12.2%, Newport* - 12.8%, Topaz* - 17.3%. Would any of these be okay? I'm still not sure on how the flavour comes from hops in relation to how much bitterness they provide in the boil.

*These hops are old and will need to be checked before I use them.
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Re: Basic Bitter hop schedule

Postby robwalker » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:09

High alpha - yep, any are fine. There's not a massive difference in bittering hops, just a reasonable one. I think target is meant to be quite sharp though.

Rest of it looks great.
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