Hey all! It's brewday here! It'll be an interesting one because I'm trying to line it up so the bulk of my brew session falls during my son's nap time. Nothing could possibly go wrong there. So noticed something this morning as I was gathering up my ingredients. My challenger hops say on the package that the alpha% is 5.3 but I was pretty sure the listing in the recipe editor was 8.5. so I double checked. I then manually changed the AA in the recipe to 5.3 which of course made the IBUs go down significantly. Fortunately I had accidentally bought an extra 1 ounce package of hops (call it a lucky mistake) that I figured I'd just have to incorporate into my next batch. So I was able to increase the amount of hops in the recipe to get the IBUs relatively close to where they were before. My main question is if this is pretty common? Do the same variety of hops often vary so much in how much acids they contain? I'm opting to trust the grower but can where it's grown make that much difference. My LHBS seems to primarily carry Yakima Chief hops, do their hops often differ from the bulk of those same varieties. I'm only asking because it seems to me that it could significantly impact the characteristics of the finished beer if you aren't paying attention. Should I be more vigilant about this going forward?