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Question about Citra hops

I happened to have "The homebrewer's companion" on my desk when I read your question, so I quickly checked in it, and it says the following: Recently the German Society of Hop Research has ...
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What is a hop bill?

The term "Bill": be it grain or hops is simply the list of that type of ingredient, weight and time or stage schedule and how it's applied to the recipe. Sample: 2oz Galaxy FWH ( weight, ingredient, ...
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Why are hops added at different times during boiling?

Alpha acids, pleasant bitterness you want in your beer, are in inactive form in hops. They need to be isomerized to taste the way it should. This takes time and temperature, around an hour of boil to ...
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Are hops fermentable by beer yeast?

Interestingly, I found a presentation by Thomas H. Shellhammer, professor of fermentation science at OSU, that shows the composition of a typical hop cone: Cellulose and Lignin: 40-50% Protein: 15% ...
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Inserting Amarillo hops after fermentation

What they're referring to is a process called "dry hopping", which is used to promote hop aroma and flavor in the beer. It's very common and has been in use for hundreds of years. You don't need to ...
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Names for when you use hops

From Brewtarget (brewing software): Mash hopping: adding hop in the mash First wort: adding hop in the boiling kettle and then lautering the wort in the kettle Boil: Adding hop when the wort boils, ...
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Beer Brewing: How do I dry fresh hops?

According to the American homebrewer's association, there are 3 main techniques to dry out your hops: Food dehydrator Using a food dehydrator is the easiest way to dry out your hops as it ensures ...
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Will Dry Hopping Add Bitterness?

I've had bitter hop flavor come from dry hopping as well. The quoted text from the OP makes sense to me: Dry hopping is essentially creating a tincture. Don't believe me? Drop 3 grams of a high alpha ...
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"FV" abbreviation in BrewDog recipe

Apparently it means to add to Fermentation Vessel as you noted. https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/diy-dog I'm guessing it means in the primary, as most dry hops are in secondary. This would be ...
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Are hops fermentable by beer yeast?

While hops may have a very small amount of sugars in them, it's not enough to make any discernible difference in your beer. However, they do appear to have diastatic power which could slightly affect ...
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Build up around top inner rim of fermenting bucket?

Most probably, it's some hops residue. The krausen must have caused it, and in any case it's not touching the wort so I would not worry about it.
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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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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me "hop floaties"?

Yeah, it may. If you can chill the before racking to a keg it should drop the hops. If you can' do that, you can just wait til they drop on their own.
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Will dry hopping without a hop bag give me "hop floaties"?

I'm not a fan of using bags in fermentation The bags usually float giving a perfect media for bacteria on the exposed area to grow on. Expecially in secondary when c02 levels are the lowest. Also in ...
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Bad food in the fridge! keep the hops or toss them?

Hops stored in a sealed packet in a fridge should be alright to use - even if the rest of the fridge is "crawling" with bugs. I say this because the hops grew in the open air and since picking have ...
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Storing leftover hops using water displacement method

Yeah sure, I don't see why not. The hops are probably not sinking as easy as the steak, but it will still work if you be careful enough. But also I'm thinking that you won't notice a difference ...
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Storing leftover hops using water displacement method

Actually using plastic bags period is bad, because they are permeable (small molecules can pass through) So even submerging the bag to vacate air really won't do much good. You're better off ...
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No Starting Hops - Do I need a 60 min boil?

DMS is pretty much a non issue these days, so a short boil is fine. I often do batches with a 20 min. mash and 20 min. boil The beer turns out fine, with no hint of DMS.
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Any hop recommendations for a single hop PA out of these options

For an American Pale Ale, I'd stick with American hops. Saaz is the classic Czech Pilsner hop, Hallertau is a German noble hop. If you use those, you may end up with something between a Pale Ale and ...
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Hop Bags, What are the Advantages?

Using hop bags is just for ease of use of hops. Using them in the boil pretty much depends on your system. With my system, the pickup tube will clog if I use whole hops without a bag. For that ...
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How much time to dry hop and why?

I'm with everyone else. 5-7 days. To get that super hoppy aroma though, I've only been able to get that by using a hop back with first-wort and dry-hopping (clone W. Coast ipa, greenflash). For less ...
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How much time to dry hop and why?

Trial and error. There is no definite answer. I haven't achieved yet great aroma, so far dry hopped in primary in last couple days. I would add 5 oz per 10gl. Read an article saying its better to ...
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Hop boiling - Ok to use sub section of wort?

Conventional brewlore recommends a 60 minute boil to drive off DMS. However, this is starting to be questioned (so proceed at your own risk): http://brulosophy.com/2015/03/11/the-impact-of-boil-length-...
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Has anyone brewed hop-free beer?

Norwegian Farmhouse Ales mostly use Juniper as their anti-bacterial/bitter flavoring. They have been doing this for hundreds of years and well before hops were established as the go to bittering agent....
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First brew - OK to substitute malt/hops, and how much water should I be boiling?

Your recipe look completely fine to me. Your malt bill looks OK. Your OG will be ever so slightly higher, and color may turn out very slightly darker but not enough to care about. "Finishing hops" ...
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Mosaic Hop Issue

If you're comparing to a beer produced in a brewery, it could be difference in types of hop used and freshness. Are you using whole hops or are you using pellets? Most homebrewers I know (myself ...
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Is this an okay recipe?

Without knowing the AA of the hops, it's pretty much impossible to tell you how much to use. You can get by without the specialty malts, but steeping maybe 1/2 lb. of C60 will add a bit of depth and ...
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Neem leaf instead of hops substitute

You can substitute any bitter herb for hops if you wish. Also given the fact it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it will likely protect your brew from biological contamination, as hop ...
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No Starting Hops - Do I need a 60 min boil?

Certainly. The guys from Brülosophy do this with their "Short and Shoddy" series. Make sure that you hit your OG almost before the boil, because you will not have much evaporation.
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Names for when you use hops

Dry hopping occurs post fermentation and includes all the aromatics and other volitales, but no bitter iso-alpha acids. Bittering hops are added at various stages of the boiling process. At ...
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