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The conventional wisdom rule of thumb is to use 10% less pellets than whole hops to maintain the bitterness. Notice I said bitterness...for later additions for flavor and aroma, a 1:1 ratio is fine.
Given that no two plants within a particular variety will produce exactly the same hops, I doubt it will vary significantly more when you compare whole leaf to pellets. This is the same reason why stats about a hop are often given as a range. I think you're fine just substituting the pellets in without making any changes. I have used both and found little ...
I just use the same amount, under the idea that the different in weight is about the same as the difference in utilization. It just really does not matter at the end of the day; you're talking differences of "10%" with error bars of "5%".
So i bought a lb. of Citra hops (14.4% AA) and used several oz., then stored the rest in the freezer, in a ziploc bag (but original bag was opened). I decided to go to school to get a Masters which resulted in me not brewing for about 1.5 years. I recently brewed a black IPA with the intention of using up the hops. I ended up using only 7 of 10 oz. for a 5 ...
it's interesting to me to see people saying that cascade is used commonly as a bittering hop. I was going to make a batch of Amber ale which uses chinook as the bittering hop, but realized it didn't have any on hand (d'oh!). I had some cascade laying around and thought to myself, 'can I use this for bittering instead of aroma?' did a little digging on ye ...
I use a sanitized nylon bag, like the boil in bags. I bought it to replace the bag I use for mashing and filtering through my zapzap. It was too narrow for my kettle, so I re-purposed it as a hop filter after boiling. I sanitize by immersing it in boiling/boiled water for about ten minutes. I use my boiling spoon to help push out the retained liquids. I ...
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