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What it does :
Amarillo hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. You can use Amarillo hops to make the following beer styles: American India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, American Wheat Beer, Bitter, Bitter, Pale Ale, Red Ale, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for Amarillo hops include: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Nugget, Simcoe, Tomahawk, Zeus.
What it is:
The Amarillo hop variety was cultivated from a spontaneously growing variety discovered in a Virgil Gamanche hop yard. Amarillo hop aroma is noted for its citrusy and flowery aspects.
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 Amarillo 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