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What it does :
Brewer's Gold hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Brewer's Gold hops to make the following beer styles: Biere d'Garde, Bitter, English Ale, Golden Ale, Lambic, Pale Ale, Pilsener, Red Ale, Saison, heavier German-style lager. Substitutes for Brewer's Gold hops include: Chinook, Galena, Northdown, Northern Brewer, Nugget.
What it is:
The Brewer's Gold hop is an English variety developed in 1919. It was derived from a wild variety discovered in Manitoba, Canada. It is the predecessor of most modern super alpha hops. The aroma of Brewer's Gold hops are noted for black currant, fruity, and spicy notes. However, their coarse bittering have turned some brewer's towards alternive hop varieties.
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 Brewer's Gold 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