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Leaving hops out freezer for an hour

No you won't notice a difference. While alpha acids and precious volitiles fade with age and air exposure. You won't register any difference with the limited time you're talking about. I would wrap ...
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Modifying Recipes for Boil Volume

Why not save the hops you don't use and use them in another brew? Although vacuum sealing them is the best way, they'll keep fine for several months in a zip lock freezer bag. Just squeeze out as ...
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Removing the hops after the boil when no chilling

No chill, slow chill = more IBU from late hop additions No chill concerns for hops is late additions will continue to isomerize until below 175°F. Removing the hops will help, but any alpha acids ...
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Removing the hops after the boil when no chilling

You should be fine. I always boil the hops normally (without a bag), then filter the boiling hot wort through cheese cloth to get the hops and protein out. After that the still very hot wort goes in ...
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Re-using aroma hops (whole)

Might be possible, if you are brewing two batches, one just after another. If you will try to store wet hops, you are giving mold time to grow. Isomerisation continues to occur when hops are hot, so ...
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Calculating hop replacement weights for different boil times

You get so little bittering from hops added at 15 min. or less that I keep those amounts constant. Obviously, the IBU won't be identical, but it's close enough that you won't really notice the ...
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Calculating hop replacement weights for different boil times

I use the IBU calculator at Brewer's Friend, it's quite quick and nifty. It also helps me as I have a different boil gravity than fermenter gravity and this effects the impact that the hops has. It ...
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Which kind of hop should be used on a First Wort Hopped (FWH) beer?

I use what would be my 20 min, flavor addition. My usual hop schedule is FWH, 60 min., and flameout and/or dry hop. I count the bitterness from FWH the same as a 20 min. addition because that's what ...
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Poor hop aroma for late addition hops

The bottom lime is that you're nor going to get a lot of hop aroma out of a 5 minute addition, or even at flameout. I've pretty much stopped doing those additions becasue I found, as you did, that ...
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Poor hop aroma for late addition hops

How are you cooling the wort? If you take too long to cool your wort after adding hops at the end of the boil, the high temperature of the wort may still allow isomerization, which would diminish the ...
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Poor hop aroma for late addition hops

What hops are you using? Some hops do not make good aroma hops at all, they are bittering only. How old are they? The older a hop, the less aroma you'll get from them. How do you store them? If ...
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Effect on a low gravity boil size on IBUs in the final batch

There are a bunch of factors to consider here. To name a few: As you mention, zero to very little gravity will tend to increase the utilization rate as there will be less competitive inhibition from ...
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