Thursday, January 03, 2008

Substituting Hops When The Hops You Want Aren't Available

In my great year-end office cleanup at home this past weekend, I came across some scribbled notes regarding hop substitutions. I can only imagine that I jotted them down while reading a magazine, cruising the Web, or listening to a podcast. They are meant to be recommendations for substitutable hops that may be easier to find in the next couple of years as the hop market's supply/demand continues to unravel and adjust. So, without proper credit being given to the original source, I'll list below the substitutions that were given. For all of you homebrewers (or commercial) out there, it could serve as a good reference point for what is already presenting itself as a hop shortage in the homebrewing world too. If you have disagreements with any of these, or additional recommendations of your own, feel free to add them below in the comments section. Substitute... Sterling for Saaz Vanguard or Liberty for Hallertau Glacier for Willamette Santiem for Tetnang Autunum for Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo


kmudrick said...

This link has some descriptions/substitutions also:

Hop Variety Chart.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks Kevin. I really like the HopUnion link that is there too.

Adam said...

Well this ought to come in handy. If I need this info, just pop over here and use the search tool.

I might steal the links and start collecting them over at beer bits 2 too. (heheh I said tutu)