I am planning on brewing several versions of an IPA where I keep the grain bill the same, and just change out the hops. I will use a single hop for each batch. The idea is to learn the aroma and flavor contributions for some common hop varieties.
I found an IPA recipe that I like, and its hop schedule is:
- 1 oz Horizon (13% AA) @ 60 min
- 1 oz Centennial (9% AA) @ 10 min
- 1 oz Simcoe (12 %AA) @ 5 min
- 1 oz Amarillo (9% AA) @ 0 min
For my first batch, I'll be trying Cascade. The labeling on the package indicates that it is 6% AA. If I scale by %AA, I end up with the following hop schedule.
- 2.2 oz Cascade (6% AA) @ 60 min
- 1.5 oz Cascade (6% AA) @ 10 min
- 2.0 oz Cascade (6% AA) @ 5 min
- 1.5 oz Cascade (6% AA) @ 0 min
Is this the best way to adjust for the different hop varieties, or is there a better way?