Cluster is classic American hop developed for US large breweries.
It is a low to medium acid (5 to 8.5% AAU) hop that imparts a clean, neutral, somewhat floral bitterness.
At higher alpha levels, Cluster is appropriate for use in bittering and, at all levels, is good for aroma and finish. Cluster can be used in a wide range of beers.
Typical Use : Bitter/Aroma/Flavor
All Grain Recipe - Cluster Brown Porter ::: 1.047/1.013 (5 Gal)
8 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt (UK)
1 lb. - Crystal Malt (60L)
.5 lbs. - Chocolate Malt (adjust up to 1lb. if you want it darker)
Hop Schedule (28 IBU)
1/2 oz. - Cluster Hops - 60 min.
1/2 oz. - Cluster Hops - 30 min.
1/2 oz. - Cluster Hops - 10 min.
White Labs British Ale Yeast (WLP005)
Mash at about 153°
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 70°