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East Kent Golding
What it does :
East Kent Golding hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. They are especially valuable for dry-hopping additions if desired. You can use East Kent Golding hops to make the following beer styles: Belgian Ale, Bitter, Christmas Ale, English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Saison, Scottish and Irish Ale, Specialty Beer, Stout, Strong Ale and Barleywine, Tripel. Substitutes for East Kent Golding hops include: Bramling Cross, First Gold, Fuggles, Progress, Target, Whitbread Golding Variety.
What it is:
The East Kent Golding hop provides quintessential English hop character to beer. It is part of a group of traditional hops that have been produced for centuries in southern England. East Kent Golding has a gentle, fragrant, pleasant aroma that is spicy and floral.
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 East Kent Golding 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