3 thoughts on “Homegrown Cascade

  1. I’ve been thinking about this, but does anyone know of a place/way to get your alpha acids determined besides just using it? Is this kind of analysis reachable to the homebrewer? Obviously the caveat here is “inexpensively.”

    Oh, and congratulations!

  2. Sean, good question. Apparently Murphey Analytical Laboratories will do a test for you for $28. They’re out in Yakima, WA. We haven’t contacted them yet. And another thing you can do is simply “assume.” A 1997 article of Zymurgy says assuming 50% more bitterness than commercial hops is a pretty good standard. Of course, if we only use these for dry hopping we probably won’t send them off to get tested.

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