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What it does :
Northdown hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. You can use Northdown hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, Best Bitter, Bitter, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale, California Common Beer, English Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Special Bitter. Substitutes for Northdown hops include: Challenger, Galena, Magnum, Northern Brewer, Perle.
What it is:
The Northdown hop variety is a descendant of the Northern Brewer variety, and shares many characteristics with it. Northdown hops has a mild, pleasantly fruity aroma-flavor profile with some spiciness to it. Brewers find that it works well when combined in a recipe with other English hops.
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 Northdown 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