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What it does :
Simcoe hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. You can use Simcoe hops to make the following beer styles: Abbey Dubbel Dark, Amber Ale, American Amber Ale, Barley Wine, Belgian Wheat Beer, Bitter, Brown Ale, Double India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, India Red Ale, Porter, Red Ale, Saison, Strong Pale Ale. Substitutes for Simcoe hops include: Magnum, Summit.
What it is:
The Simcoe variety of hop was developed in the Pacific Northwest by Yakima Chief Ranch. It was made available for brewing use in 2000. The pedigree of the Simcoe hop is not publicly known. Simcoe hop aroma is intense and uniquely reminiscent of pine.
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 Simcoe 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