Please check the Hops database re 'Magnum'

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Please check the Hops database re 'Magnum'

Postby billvelek » Sat May 12, 2007 3:35 pm

I'm in the middle of preparing a recipe and brewing, and while looking at my inventory of hops, I noticed that my Magnum hops (from Freshops) has an alpha acid percent of just 3.7% whereas the BTP database lists Magnum as having an AA% of 14.5%. That is a HUGE disparity, so either Freshops is selling Magnum hops that are seriously deficient in alpha acids, or have mislabeled my hops (should it say 13.7% instead of 3.7%?), or else the value in the BTP database is way off. Can someone please check this?

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14.5% should be a good number to go with...

Postby lathe » Sat May 12, 2007 4:04 pm

The AA% checks out Bill. According to the Freshops varieties page.

14.5% should be a good number to go with. Looks like it may be a problem with the printing on the package.

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Postby just-cj » Sat May 12, 2007 5:42 pm

Yeah, there's no way Magnum would come in at 3.7%! I'm going with a package mislabeling -- give Freshops a call and see what they say. I'm sure they'll tell you that it's supposed to be 13.7%.
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Postby ColoradoBrewer » Sat May 12, 2007 9:35 pm

I concur with Lathe and cj, no way Magnum could be 3.7%. I'd take a closer look at the package and see if it might not be 13.7%. If it's definitely 3.7 then the package is mislabeled.
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Thanks, everyone.

Postby billvelek » Sat May 12, 2007 9:47 pm

I've remarked my label by adding a "1" in front of the 3.7. Apparently just a simple mistake, and I'm okay with it. Just wanted to check. Thanks.

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