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What it does :
Bramling Cross hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. They are especially valuable for aroma and dry-hopping additions. You can use Bramling Cross hops to make the following beer styles: Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Holiday Ale, Imperial Stout, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Rye Ale, Stout. Substitutes for Bramling Cross hops include: East Kent Golding, Progress, Whitbread Golding Variety.
What it is:
The Bramling Cross hop was developed as a crossbreed between Bramling, a Golding variety, and a wild Manitoban, Canada hop variety. It was discontinued in the early 1990's because of poor growth characteristics. The Bramling Cross hop aroma is distinctive for its fruity, citrusy character, with spice and black currant notes.
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 Bramling Cross 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