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Questions tagged [hops]

Female flower cones from the Humulus lupulus plant. Used for their flavor, aroma, and bittering qualities. Hops may also contribute a preservative/anti-microbial properties to beer.

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How to store wort without hops

I forgot to pick up the hops from the homebrew store I was at and have the mashed wort ready to boil but no hops. Are there certain precautions or a certain way to store the unboiled wort until I pick ...
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Does carbonation increase hop aroma?

I'm on my first try at a hop-forward beer. I tasted my gravity sample last night after about 7 days in primary, expecting a nose full of juicy Cascade, and just got flat bitterness. Should I ...
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Is there a benefit to a full 60 (plus) minute boil, as opposed to shorter boil/more hops?

The idea is pretty simple: bittering due to alpha acid isomerization is a function of boil time and quantity of bittering hops. Hence, it's quoted that from an alpha acid standpoint, a 15 minute boil ...
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Hops Wort Absorption

According to BYO malt absorbs roughly 1.04L of water per kg malt. Knowing this makes calculating things like mash and sparge water quite a bit easier. Is there a rough absorption rate for hops? I've ...
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Aggressive dry hopping schedule normal?

So I'm looking through single hop recipes pretty much anywhere. When I came a across brewdogrecepies.com I was a bit surprised to find their dry hopping is pretty aggressive. Most of the recipes use ...
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why did we get lots of vine but way less harvest this year?

The area the hops are in is a raised bed that gets lots of sun. This summer has been very rainy, which I am wondering may have stunted buds. Also the bed has just been covered with stew and sand for ...
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Any hop recommendations for a single hop PA out of these options

I'm about to brew an American Pale Ale or Pale Ale. I'm only considering a single hop on this time around. Any recommendation out of these options listed below? It’s what I have left. I'd love to go a ...
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Hops comparison resource

Going back I used to use the very handy site Union Hops to compare different hops, see alpha content, hop oils, tasting notes etc.. After being bought out by Yakima Chief I had been using their site ...
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Beer Brewing: How do I dry fresh hops?

I have fresh hops and I wish to dry them for storage in vacuum packed bags. Which methods can I use for drying them, and what are the differences in quality?
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Names for when you use hops

I have heard a lot about the different stages of hopping in the mash, but I have only heard the term dry hopping. Are there different terms given to the different stages of hopping, or are they all ...
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Removing the hops after the boil when no chilling

The biggest objection to no chill brewing I have heard so far was that the extended content time of the hops with the wort will create off flavors and add IBUs. When I boil my wort I usually put the ...
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How to correctly adjust hops for different alpha acid content

So far during all my brewing experience I've used (more or less) the correct hop variety, but with varying alpha acid content than required in the recipe. As far as bittering is concerned, I'm pretty ...
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No Starting Hops - Do I need a 60 min boil?

I'm planning to brew a New England IPA where I only use knocked hops and dry hopping. Is there any point in boiling for an hour? What is the minimum time I should boil for? I'm thinking maybe 15 ...
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Neem leaf instead of hops substitute

Can I use neem leaf for substitute of hops? Especially it's difficult to manage hops in our region. I found a lot of health benefit in neem leaf.
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Looking for a specific hop rhizome

Looking for a Medusa rhizome or a Canadian Red Vine rhizome. Any help would much appreciated! Cheers!
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Storing leftover hops using water displacement method

Has anyone tried using water displacement method for sealing leftover hops? I realise you'd normally want to keep hops pretty far away from water. But you also want to keep it far away from O2 as well....
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What is a hop bill?

There is of course beer recipes but what makes it different from a hop bill? Do you use a hop bill for all types of beers? What do you consider when making one?
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Hop blend for NEIPA

Will try brewing NEIPA for the first time. The the grain bill is very simple. Volume 5.5 gallons. 6 kg. Maris Otter 1 kg. Rolled oats 2 packs of Safale S-04 Hops available: 60 g. Cascade 60 g. ...
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Inserting Amarillo hops after fermentation

I got a recipe for IPA which says to insert Amarillo hops 5-6 days before bottling. The question is how the hops need to be inserted - can I just drop them into the container and stir, or should I ...
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Hallertau: Is this Hersbrucker or Mittelfrüh?

Sometimes recipes call for the use of Hallertau hops. Since this is a region, I'm wondering which variaty is called for: Hallertau Hersbrucker or Hallertau Mittlefrüh? (I excluded Hallertau Tradition ...
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Is it Fuggle or Fuggles?

This is maybe a silly question, but when you look around on the internet you see recipes mentioning Fuggle hops or Fuggles hops. I suppose there is only one "correct" spelling, so is it Fuggle or ...
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Is this an okay recipe?

This is my first time brewing my own beer. I plan on making a pale ale using 2x Coopers Light Malt Extract in 5 gallons of water. I've recently bought 100g of each of the following hops (and plan to ...
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Mosaic Hop Issue

I'm trying to do some hop analysis based on a single hop IPA with some dry hopping on it. I often drink some industrial beers simply based on Mosaic hop, and I do love it. But when i use it, it keeps ...
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Are there any Indian Hop variety out there?

I've heard that in the Himalayas a lot of hop varieties are grown. Is there a company(s) which produce and market hops in India?
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Build up around top inner rim of fermenting bucket?

I have a question. This particular brew is a white IPA and brew day was a week ago. I had a violent fermentation the first night after brewing to where a lot of krausen built up, expanded the bucket ...
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Bad food in the fridge! keep the hops or toss them?

Something went bad in my refrigerator. I had about 4 or 5 ounces of hops in there for my next couple of batches. Should I toss them? I'm kinda worried about that smell getting into my beer. I've ...
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whirlpool/ hop stand duration and temps

I've been using hop stands for all of my beers, but they all have been slightly different. I was wondering what you guys would recommend in terms of when to add the hops (at what temperature) and for ...
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Hopping Profile

I am trying to get a huge IPA hop profile in some of my beers and they are not quite there yet. Do you guys tend to lean towards massive late addition hops or do you try to add the hop aroma/flavor ...
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First brew - OK to substitute malt/hops, and how much water should I be boiling?

I've been reading John Palmer's How to Brew and I'm getting ready for my first brew day in a few days. I'm aiming to follow the basic 'Cincinnati Pale Ale' recipe that he provides but I'm going to ...
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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me “hop floaties”?

I've read numerous posts and articles on dry hopping in primary, secondary, and kegs. My current brew calls (AIPA) calls for dry hopping. I've think, after reading these articles, that I'd like to ...
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Need help to understand my hops analysis

Hello :) It is the first time I try to cultivate hops, and I'm not a homebrewer. I started planting about 1000 plants of Cascade and I made analysis to my hops. Now I have the analysis but I have not ...
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Are hops fermentable by beer yeast?

Are hops fermentable by beer yeast? Do they contribute in any way to the resulting ABV?
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Whirlpooling vs. Flameout (Knockout)

I'm new to adding different hop additions after the boil. I'm not sure of the difference between recipes that cite add hops (whirlpool) and add hops (flameout). What's the difference? With flameout ...
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Can I harvest my hops wet?

I have a Willamette variety vine that I want to get harvested, however the rains have started here in Western Washington. Right now the cones are quite wet, but i think they are ready to harvest, and ...
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Hop Bags, What are the Advantages?

So I am sort of new at this. I ordered some hop bags as an add on item but have not yet used them. In the past I always dropped my hop pellets right into the boiling wort. But I plan to make a ...
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Laboratory Scale beer Production for Microbiology and sensory evaluation

What is the easiest and best way make opaque beer in the lab? The beer has to be made in such a way that it will be able to be tasted. Besides using hops what other alternatives could I use for me ...
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How to keep grasshoppers off hops

About every other day I notice a grasshopper or two on my hops. I'm pretty sure they are eating them since there are little bites taken out of the leaves. Any suggestions on how to keep them away, ...
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Late hop transplant to the ground - thoughts on trimming?

This is a Cascade hop I planted in a pot in late April or early May. I had a lot of travel and left it a little longer than I intended. I recently transplanted it to the ground with some bonemeal. ...
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Hop boiling - Ok to use sub section of wort?

When doing the post mash hop boil during a brew, is it possible to do this with a 5L sub-sample of the wort, instead of the full 23L of wort? In practise it would mean taking 5L from the post mash ...
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Mojito beer help

I am trying to make a beer that taste kind of like a mojito to try. I am thinking of doing 4lbs 2row and 4lb wheat with a lb of molasses to get around 5% abv. I am just wondering what hops to use and ...
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Is there a good alternative for protected Nelson Sauvin Hop?

I would like to plant Hoop similar to Nelson Sauvin in Switzerland (Europe). This NZ hop appears to be under licence, so there is no chance to buy rhizome or plants. Reference : http://www.nzhops.co....
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How much time to dry hop and why?

I'm thinking about brewing an IPA. My doubt is about "short dry hopping" vs "length dry hopping" I am thinking to go for 2 days minimum and 7 days maximum. I want to know your opinions and ...
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Re-using aroma hops (whole)

OK I may be called crazy, and it won't be the first time but hear me out please. I am wondering if anyone has tried what I am about to suggest and if so what were the results? Could one reduce the ...
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“FV” abbreviation in BrewDog recipe

I am attempting to follow a recipe in BrewDog's excellent DIY DOG (see Albino Squid Assassin recipe, page 217) As hop additions, as the last 2 additions it lists: * Chinook 100g FV Aroma * Citra ...
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Can big late hop addition hurt AIPA?

I made two mistakes at the beginning of the boil, and I under-bittered my beer by 20 IBU. This is AIPA, so underbittering is serious mistake. Sadly, i only realized that by putting my notes back into ...
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Why are hops added at different times during boiling?

I crafted an Oatmeal Stout (using a Brooklyn Brew Shop kit) last weekend and the recipe instructions were to add 2/3 of the Golding Hops pack at the beginning of the boiling and the remaining 1/3 15 ...
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White floaties at the top of each bottle

This is my first time brewing a batch of beer. At the top of each bottle there is a tiny amount of little while floaty things. The rest is super clear. I've tried to get a photo of the floaties, ...
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Co2 shut-off valve

My 5lb co2 tank ran out after 2 uses. The 1/6 keg didn't even get kicked. Do u i need to turn the shut off to off to stop flow of co2 so it doesn't run out? Or do I have a leak?
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Do you need to boil un-hopped extract?

I'm doing an Epic Pale Ale clone with this partial grain kit. The kit includes two un-hopped liquid malt extract cans. Sterilisation aside, I want some clarification as to whether you should boil un-...
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Is using a large amount of low alpha hops for bittering a bad idea?

I'm going to brew a Kölsch soon with about 25 IBUs. I was planning on using Hallertau Hersbrucker for bittering. However, after I bought the hops I noticed they only have 2.3% alpha acid content. ...