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Longgggg lag time...brett matthews01-09-06  06:34 am
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Ted Grudzinski
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Post Number: 85
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 06:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

in making porters, stouts...
some books say that bittering hops don't really make a difference and that you just need the alpha's. As I would like to use what I have, how important are bittering hops, how much play does a brewer have? In my case, can I use Clusters for Robust Porters, or Stouts, and Schwarzbiers? Beers that have medium to heavy Roast malts. (I know that someone's book pooh hooh's Cluster hops but I already have them for my CAP's)
 

brett matthews
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I think using anything that is very distinctive such as Cascade might show through. I once used Saaz as bittering hops for a Best Bitter (not traditional I know!!) and even though I've read that most of the hops' character is boiled away when used for bittering it certainly had a certain spiciness about it. Don't have access to Clusters down here, are they over the top???
 

brett matthews
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 06:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry Ted, attached my thread onto yours. I'll start again