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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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Hop alpha acid, iso-alpha acid and resin contributions to the boil, by example

Just read this Beer and Brewing article on iso-alpha acids in hops and am trying to understand something. The 3rd paragraph in that article states: "Iso-alpha acids are formed typically during ...
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What is the "gravity correction factor" for IBU formulation and why do we apply it at 1.050?

The formula I've consistently found for calculating the IBU for a particular hop is: IBU = Weight (ounces) x Alpha Acid % x Utilization % x 7489 --------------------------------------------------...
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Why are AAU not specified for dry hopping?

As title really - I just noticed a few different recipes, different sites and authors, that specify AAU for bittering and finishing hops, but dry hops just by mass. Is it because the amount is ...
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Mackinac hop and usage

What is the best way to utilize the potential of Mackinac hops is a hop-forward beer? Knowing that it is an aroma hop, is it best in late boil addition or whirlpool ? Or do it's qualities come out ...
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How many hop vines to keep per rhizome?

I'm growing my first hops in planters, and each rhizome sends up several vines. (Rather, they will; they're just breaking ground, now.) My question is: do I train & keep all vines? Just the ...
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Type of hops in Festival Pride of London Porter

Can anyone tell me what hops are in the Festival Pride of London Porter Beer Kit. I tasted what was left in the dry hop packet and I realy liked the taste. I would like to find out what the hops are ...
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Beginner advice on hop weights, scheduling and "alcohol taste"

I haven't brewed in a couple of years and am getting back up to speed. I'm starting off with a small 10L fermentation using extract. Azacca (11.9% AA), citra (12.8% AA) and lemondrop (5% AA) hops + ...
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Hop stand Vs 0 min boil

I have just started my grainfather journey and have been looking at some of the recipes. My question is I can see some that have 0 min boil and some that have hop stand. Can anyone tell me if there is ...
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Adding hops when krausen is still high

One of the recipes I am following requires half of my dry hops to be added when the krausen is high. I always assumed that adding dry hops then would mean that there is loss in aroma. I was wondering ...
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Question about Citra hops

I've brewed my first Citrus-flavored beer last week, using American Citra hops and I'm curious - what gives the hops a Citrus flavor? Is it natural? Or rather inserted artificially when the hops is ...
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What are the best variety of hops to grow to support a nascent local micro brew scene

I'm in Southern Australia, with good rain, close to the sea and have volcanic soil which looks as though it will grow pretty much anything. We have two small brewerys within a 20km, and I'll be ...
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When should the whirlpool be done?

Whirlpooling is great for clarifying the beer from hops and other things. As far as I understand, this whirlpool step is usually done right after the boiling, by making the wort rotates and leaving ...
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Dry Hopping Cider

I’ve taken to making Cider and quite enjoy it. I now finalize my fermentation (temp controlled) at 1.015Gs before bottling or kegging. In the case of bottling I still prime with sugar and then test ...
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How do I get my nylon hop bags clean and porous again?

Although I thoroughly clean my nylon hop bags after each boil they have become non-porous. I’ve tried boiling with no improvement to porosity. Any suggestions for getting them porous again?
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Impact of reboiling wort

Long story short, somehow after a chilling my beer after the boil, I've ended up with additional water in the wort (must have a leak in the chiller!). Took me a while to notice, couldn't understand ...
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Converting recipe from pellet hops to wet hops

I have several wild hop vines growing near me, and I'd like to try a few SMaSH brews to see what the flavour is like. I have some recipes, but they all use pellet hops. What is a good conversion ...
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Dry Hopping Measuring Cup

When measuring hops for dry hopping, do I need to sanitize the cup I put the hops in on my scale? I recently started buying hops in bulk and I've never had to weigh hops before pouring them into the ...
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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 vines but way less harvest this year?

The hops are in a raised bed that gets lots of sun. This summer has been very rainy, and I wonder if this may have stunted the buds. Also the bed has just been covered with stew and sand for the ...
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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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