50g Magnum Hop Pellets
Magnum is a popular hop variety that was developed in Germany in the late 1980s. It’s a high-alpha variety that’s primarily used for bittering, but it can also contribute to the aroma of beers.
Alpha Acid: 10%
Crop Year: 2022
Magnum hops are a versatile hop that can be used in a variety of beer styles, from light lagers and pilsners to IPAs and stouts. They have a clean bitterness and a neutral aroma, which makes them a popular choice for brewers who want to add bitterness to their beers without overwhelming them with hop flavor.
Magnum hops are primarily used for bittering, so they don’t contribute a lot of flavor to beers. However, they can add a subtle earthy and spicy character to beers, which can complement other hop varieties that are used for flavor and aroma.
Magnum hops have a neutral aroma, which means they don’t contribute a lot of aroma to beers. However, they can add a subtle earthy and spicy aroma to beers, which can help to balance out other hop varieties that are used for aroma.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Magnum hops are a versatile hop that can be used in a variety of beer styles. They’re a great choice for light lagers and pilsners, where they can add a clean bitterness without overwhelming the delicate flavors of these beers. They’re also a popular choice for American-style IPAs and pale ales, where their clean bitterness can help to balance out the hop flavors and aromas. Magnum hops can also be used in stouts and porters, where they can add a subtle earthy and spicy character to these rich and complex beers.
Magnum hops are primarily used for bittering, so finding a perfect substitute can be challenging. However, some good alternatives include Nugget, Horizon, and Columbus hops, all of which have a high alpha acid content and a clean bitterness. Other substitutes that can be used in a pinch include Chinook and Centennial hops. Ultimately, the best hop substitute for Magnum will depend on the specific recipe and desired flavor profile.
Magnum Belgian Dubbel
This Belgian Dubbel showcases the clean bitterness and subtle spice notes of Magnum hops. The malt bill provides a rich and complex backbone with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, and toffee, while the yeast character adds a touch of clove and banana. A perfect beer to enjoy on a cool winter evening.
Estimated ABV: 7%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.068
Final Gravity: 1.012
Colour: 20 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 67c
4.1 kg Pilsner Malt
0.9 kg Munich Malt
0.6 kg Special B Malt
0.25 kg Chocolate Malt
20 g Magnum hops at 60 minutes
20 g Magnum hops at 15 minutes
20 g Magnum hops at flameout
60 g Magnum hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @19c
Lallemand Abbaye or Fermentis SafAle BE-256.
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different.