I bought a pound of magnum with the intent to use it as my bittering hops for pretty much all my brews.
Now that push comes to shove I find myself apprehensive about substituting this very high AA hop in the beers I plan to brew this weekend.
The bittering hops recommended for Irish red ale is Willamette, Irish draught calls for Cluster.
Obviously I’ll adjust the amount I use based on the target IBU of the beer.
My concern I suppose is that the magnum will change the characteristics of the beer.
I know the bittering addition does just that…bitter…but won’t it also impart other flavors/characteristics to the brew?
Should I just RDW and bitter with magnum or does anyone think my concerns are valid?