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What it does :
Horizon hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Horizon hops to make the following beer styles: Holiday Ale, India Pale Ale, Light Ale, Oktoberfest, Pale Ale, Porter, Pumpkin Ale, Red Ale. Substitutes for Horizon hops include: Magnum.
What it is:
The Horizon hop variety originated in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1970's. The pedigree of the Horizon hop included Brewer's Gold and Zattler varieties. The aroma of the Horizon hop is described as pleasantly floral and spicy.
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 Horizon 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