Hop Substitution

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  1. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    The recipe I am brewing tomorrow is a Lagunitas IPA clone, FW hop is magnum, 60 minute addition is Horizon. Could I substitute nugget for either one, the other, or both?
     
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    That's what I've been using... I find Nugget to have a very smooth bittering... The marzen style beer we've been drinking used Nugget and Czech Saaz cause that's what I had on hand...

    Linky >> Hop Guide
     
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    any bittering hop will do you, you cant taste it in the beer anyway, I use magnum because it's so cheep, why waste money
     
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    Stick with Magnum for all the bittering additions. Nugget is more resiny/pine and might be hit or miss in terms of smooth or slightly harsh/lingering. I like to use it late for NW style earthy/piney hop profile.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Bittering hops don't add much but bittering. Magnum is probably the cleanest bittering possible. All hops have their own characteristics. However bitter is bitter when you boil 60 min.
     

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