Topic: Hops

IBUs: Modern Beers with Old Formulas – Advanced Brewing

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While these approximations are reliable enough for classic hopping techniques and amounts, hopping has evolved to be more varied and aggressive.

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Calculating IBUs

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In alcoholic beverages, maltiness is usually balanced by another flavor. In wine (and some styles of beer), maltiness is balanced by acidity. In most styles of beer, maltiness is balanced by the

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Buying & Storing Hops

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There are many different varieties of hops available to the homebrewer. In addition, these hops come in a few different forms. Different forms of hops vary with regards to their storage potential

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Beginner Bittering Basics

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If you want to make a balanced beer, you need to know something about bittering. The alpha acids in hops bring bitter flavor to your beer so that you can balance out

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Selecting Hops

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Whether it’s a double IPA from which the hops literally jump from the glass to punch you in the mouth, or a stout where the hop characteristics are more subtle and used

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Effects of Wildfire Smoke On Hops

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I know that wine grapes grown near eucalyptus trees can pick up enough eucalyptus oil to impart the aroma to wine. So it is does seem possible in theory that hops grown

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Using Fresh Hops for Beginners

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One of the best things about growing your own hops is the opportunity to then experiment with them in your homebrew. One way to do this is to try fresh hopping (sometimes

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The Science of Hop Glycosides

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When I started homebrewing in 2005, the American hop assault was beginning in earnest. IPAs and Double IPAs were gaining popularity among beer nerds but weren’t nearly as ubiquitous as they are

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Hops Forgotten

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Garlick, Canterbury brown, Finess, Farnham pale, Flemish, Grape, and Colgate hops have all died away in England. As have Grape, English Cluster, Pompey, and Red Bine in the US. There are many

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Hop Stands

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Learn the basics of post-boil hopping additions, a technique many brewers will call either a hop stand or whirlpool hopping.


Harvesting Homegrown Hops

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Growing your own hops is a fun way to make your homebrew a little more homemade and can provide the freshest hops in your beer. We’ve run plenty of articles on how

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2017 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. Adventures in Homebrewing Visit one of


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