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What it does :
Nugget hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Nugget hops to make the following beer styles: American Pale Ale, American Wheat Beer, Barley Wine, Best Bitter, Blonde Ale, Extra Pale Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Irish Stout, Light Lager, Oktoberfest, Pale Ale, Rye Ale, Strong Ale. Substitutes for Nugget hops include: Brewer's Gold, Columbus, Galena, Magnum, Target, Tomahawk, Zeus.
What it is:
The Nugget hop was made available for use in 1982 and was derived from the Brewer's Gold hop variety. This hop variety orginated in the Pacific Northwest. The Nugget hop provides a strong bittering presence to beer. The aroma of the Nugget hop variety is strong, herbal, and slightly 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 Nugget 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