Article10 Tips for Hop GrowersIt’s planting season again. BYO’s hop gardener offers some ways to make this year’s crop healthier and more productive. Already a member? Log InWritten by Scott RussellYou'll Also Like Article FREE Save Your Hops for Post-Boil Outside of bittering additions, adding hops during the boil is inefficient as many of the essential oils and positive attributes being sought are lost to heat. Instead, save those hops for whirlpooling or dry hopping. Article MEMBERS ONLY Hop Extracts - Advanced Brewing These hop extracts roughly fall into two categories, those primarily intended to add bitterness and those where aromatics are the goal.