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What it does :
Target hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Target hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, Best Bitter, Bitter, Brown Ale, Double Stout, Golden Ale, Honey Barley Wine, India Pale Ale, Kentish Bitter, Mild Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Red Ale. Substitutes for Target hops include: Challenger, Fuggles, Willamette.
What it is:
The Target hop is related to the Challenger hop variety. It was developed at Wye College in England. Target was released for use in 1992 and is now widely available in England. It is also grown in Belgium and Germany. Target hops provide a strong bittering to your beer. They also have an intense yet pleasant, typically English hop aroma.
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 Target 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