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Postby bredmakr » Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:31 am

anyone used this variety? recommended use? good bad experiences?

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Yakima Magnum!

Postby vtterror » Fri Oct 31, 2003 7:15 am

I've used Magnum many times for bittering, though in small amounts, it also makes a good finishing hop.
Magnum is a high alpha Hallertau derivative. Avg. alpha is around 13-15%. Like Hallertau, it has a rather spicy flavor that goes well in pilsners, & lagers. The last time I used it was in a Dusseldorf Alt, but its robust flavor does well in Steam Beers and Pale Ales too. I've had no problems with it, and am happy to recommend it highly.

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Hoo ahh - go magnum!

Postby ebeer » Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:00 pm

My experience with Magnum is a very mellow acid - great bittering hop. Magnum has a very low cohumulone level, which allows you to use more of this variety while maintaining a very smooth bitter base. If you use a calculator, the IBU's may look to be off the chart. I'm told that is normal with Magnum and all should be well so don't be alarmed by a particularly high IBU that wrecks your compliance.
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