Topic: Hops

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Bitterness & The IBU – What’s It All About?

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In the earlier days of the American India pale ale, bitterness was king. The more Bitterness Units (BU), the better. We didn’t have the hazy-juicys, we had bitter and hoppy, piney, ashy,

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10 New Hops to Brew With

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It still strikes me as a little odd when I see a beer can boldly declaring “hops” as an ingredient. Sure, hops are an ingredient in almost every modern beer, but the


A Decade in the Making

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Humulus lupulus, most commonly known as hops, is a perennial fruiting plant that has been used in beer production for centuries. Beer is where the hops end up, but where do the

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South African Hops

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Several years ago, when Anheuser-Busch InBev finalized its deal to purchase its closest rival, SABMiller, one bit of the sale caused particular angst among craft beer drinkers. That hops farms controlled by

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Late Hopping: Tips from the Pros

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Hop additions have been pushed back later and later in the brewing process of hoppy beers as brewers look to maximize aroma and flavor. We asked three pro brewers renowned for their

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The Hop Dropper

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Dry hopping is being practiced excessively these days. Quite a few IPAs are double and triple hopped. But for a long time only pale ales and IPAs were treated on cold side


Wet Hopping: How to maximize fresh hop use

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Wet hops are not the opposite of dry hops . . . they’re just hops that haven’t been cured in an oast. Find some of the keys to building your own wet-hop beer recipe for this year’s harvest.

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Measuring IBUs: Part science, practice, and opinion

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My view about how international bittering units or IBUs are used by the modern brewer is a blend of science, practice, and opinion. The science behind the IBU is something I have

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Biotransformation

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As a hop chemist, it breaks my heart and wounds my ego slightly to admit that when it comes to fermentation, yeast are the empresses of the kingdom. In Tarot and perhaps

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Dry Hop Like A Pro

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If dry hopping is still new on your radar, get some pointers on doing it right.

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Talking Oxidation and Hop Fade

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Follow-up to previous answer: I answered a question from Scot in Chicago, Illinois that was published in the November 2019 edition of BYO. His question was about hop fade and why some

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2020 Backyard Hop Directory

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GROW YOUR OWN HOPS! Order your hop rhizomes, plants or hop bine supplies today from the following suppliers for your own annual supply of homegrown hops.


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