Topic: Hops

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Understanding Biotransformation

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The word “biotransformation” has gotten a lot of buzz as brewers look to fermentation — and specifically, yeast — to transform the aroma of hops. Learn from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis what exactly biotransformation is, how it occurs, and how homebrewers can use it to our advantage.

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Evaluating Hops

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Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to properly evaluate hops before you ever add them to your brew.

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Hop Stands & Whirlpool Hop Additions

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Adding hops right after the boil finishes has become an important technique to pack a big hop aroma in beer. Known as both hop stands and whirlpool hopping, learn the best practices for this hopping technique with Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Dry Hopping

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Learn our favorite tips when dry hopping your beers from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Brewing Beer With Fresh-Picked Hops

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Thanks for the fun question! This topic is a great reminder that beer has been brewed way longer than our scientific understanding of raw materials, brewing, and beer. It wasn’t long ago that landrace hops, or hop types indigenous to an area, were the norm. In these days, brewers knew very little about the brewing


Hop Extracts

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Substituting hop pellets with CO2 hop extract increases yields and can produce cleaner, brighter beer while maintaining hop varietal character. Learn more about how hop extract is made and how to use it in your brews.


Dip Hopping

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Dip hopping — letting hops soak at about 170 °F (77 °C) for an hour — has been shown to boost pleasant hop aromas while suppressing or removing unpleasant off-flavors, like myrcene, and aromas that are derived from fermentation.


The Noble Hops of Germany

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Brewers and suppliers will often talk about the “noble hops,” but many folks are not familiar with them. Get some of the details about what makes them noble.


Dry Hops in a Narrow-Neck Carboy

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There are some problems best solved by changing tools. The easiest way to add and remove hop bags to a carboy is to use the types with large openings. Just guessing that’s not the reply you were seeking! Another approach is to put your hop pellets in an over-sized hop bag to allow plenty of


Fine-Tuning Bitterness Post-Fermentation

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At times it is helpful to review why some brewing problems are not so easy to fix and discuss how to prevent these problems in the future. Under-hopped beers are an example of a problem that is not so easy to correct after a certain point in the process. You have noted several possible fixes,


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, resinous, maybe dank. Predominant West Coast IPAs began to evolve the palates of every cool craft beer junky into a bitter-beer-ophile. Bitterness addicts


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


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