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Brewing a Hop Bomb

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Rick Pfarr — Marysville, Ohio asks,
Q

I am a total and complete hop head, and here is my question for you: how are so many brewers getting so much aroma and flavor in their beers (mainly IPAs and pale ales)? I’ve used many hopping techniques over many years, and still haven’t been able to achieve what they’re getting. Most recently I’ve used more late hops, hop stands, dry hops, and even Cryo hops.

A
As simple as it sounds, many brewers who are brewing super hoppy beers are using lots and lots of hops! And I do mean lots of hops. Back in the 1980s, few
Response by Ashton Lewis.