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What it does :
Pacific Gem hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Pacific Gem hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, Brown Ale, Double Imperial Stout, English Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Strong Ale. Substitutes for Pacific Gem hops include: Columbus, Magnum, Nugget, Tomahawk, Zeus, Millenium, Pacific Jade.
What it is:
The Pacific Gem hop variety is well suited to its primary growing location of New Zealand. A disadvantage is its susceptibility to downy mildew. The pedigree of the Pacific Gem hop includes developmental varieties and some Cluster and Fuggle heritage. The Pacific Gem hop provides a strong bittering presence. The aroma of the Pacific Gem hop is delicate, with floral and black currant notes. Its flavor is described as woodsy.
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 Pacific Gem 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