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What it does :
Super Alpha hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. You can use Super Alpha hops to make the following beer styles: Bitter, Dopplebock, Pilsener, Winter Ale. Substitutes for Super Alpha hops include: Green Bullet.
What it is:
The Super Alpha variety of hops was developed in New Zealand. It was bred from native hop varieties. The Super Alpha hop was released for brewing use in 1976. The Super Alpha hop has a slight grassiness to its aroma and flavor profile.
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 Super Alpha 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