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What it does :
Magnum hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. You can use Magnum hops to make the following beer styles: American Ale, Belgian Style India Pale Ale, Bitter, Blonde Ale, Bright, Dark Ale, Hefeweizen, India Pale Ale, India Pilsener, Nut Brown Ale, Pale Ale, Pilsener, Stout. Substitutes for Magnum hops include: Columbus, Nugget.
What it is:
The Magnum hop variety was the first highly bittering, super-alpha types and was originally developed in the Hallertau region of Germany during the 1880's. The pedigree of the Magnum hop is the North Ammerican Galena variety and a German developmental hop variety. The Magnum hop was bred for its excellent bittering qualities. The aromatic profile of the German-grown version is described as delicate with fruity, floral notes.
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 Magnum 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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