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What it does :
Centennial hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. This hop can also be used for dry-hopping additions. You can use Centennial hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, American Wheat Beer, Barley Wine, Brown Ale, Double India Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Red Ale, Scottish Ale, Weizenbock, Wheat Beer, Witbier. Substitutes for Centennial hops include: Cascade.
What it is:
The Centennial hop is a relatively new crossbreed combining Brewer's Gold and a marginal variety from Washington State. Centennial has a medium intensity aroma, with Cascade-like floral and citrus notes. This aroma balances Centennial's strong bittering presence.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.
Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Centennial hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
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Hop Alpha Acid Loss