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What it does :
Eroica hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Eroica hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, Bitter, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for Eroica hops include: Brewer's Gold, Bullion, Galena, Glacier.
What it is:
The Eroica hop was developed from the Brewer's Gold hop variety. It was developed as a high alpha acid variety. Commercial production had nearly ceased by the late 1990's because of storage stability issues. Eroica hops have a strong, pleasant aroma and provide a very potent yet clean bittering.
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 Eroica 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