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What it does :
First Gold hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. You can use First Gold hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, American Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Celtic Ale, Dark Amber Ale, English Bitter, English Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Porter, Summer Ale, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for First Gold hops include: East Kent Golding, Styrian Goldings, Willamette.
What it is:
The First Gold hop is a relatively new, experimental English variety that is similar to the Goldings hop with regard to its aroma profile, but has higher alpha acid content than Goldings. First Gold has a spicy yet smooth aroma-flavor profile that is similar to East Kent Goldings.
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 First Gold 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