Frank as Apollo premium bitter

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Hop schedule for this kit is 100g Golding hops at start of boil for 70 mins, 50g Syrian at flame out and 50g dry hop.
Just a but worried the 100g at at the start may be a bit much.
The kit does get good reviews.
What do you think?
 
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Is there really 100g of goldings in the kit? (should be Celeia Goldings)?
I don't know what IBU is should come out at or what Alpha % they are, but 100g is likely to far too much, I would have expected about 30g for a bitter.
 
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3% is very low, so 100g could be correct, but I'd want to know what IBUs the beer should be and then plug the recipe in to my brewing software to see how it comes out.
 

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I put the recipe in to Brewfather and got 55 IBU, which I thought was high for the style of beer.
The kit gets good reviews, so maybe I'm unduly worrying.
Just thought I'd get a bit of forum feedback.
 
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I put the recipe in to Brewfather and got 55 IBU, which I thought was high for the style of beer.
The kit gets good reviews, so maybe I'm unduly worrying.
Just thought I'd get a bit of forum feedback.
55 IBU is on the high side, but what is the ABV? A higher ABV can cope with a higher IBU
 

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Ok, just re entered the recipe in to Brewfather and I've got 33 IBU. Sounds a bit better.
 
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It can be surprising just how many hops you need when the AA value is low, I recently had a batch of Fuggles that were very low and was a bit miffed to be honest because they were almost half the AA of the previous batch and I used them really quick, I would have ordered more if I'd realised how low that batch was.

It is for this very reason that recipes which quote x grams of hops without giving the AA are meaningless, as they can vary so much from year to year: always worth plugging the figures with the AA of the hops you are actually going to use.
 

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