Topic: Hops

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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Mr. Wizard’s Musings – Disseminating the latest hop research

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I annually attend several brewing meetings and every so often I see or hear something that really gets me thinking. And I like to write about these topics to give fellow brewers

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Neomexicanus Hops

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Hops are the defining ingredient of the American craft beer movement. But most of the popular aroma varieties that define styles and set trends originated in Europe, and though now grown here,


Hop Hash: What It Is & How to Use It

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In the quest for the perfect IPA, brewers recently stumbled upon hop hash, the purest and most potent natural form of hops currently available. It is a concentration of lupulin glands (which

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Comparing and Selecting Hops

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So how do I choose the right hops for my beer? With such a wide range of flavor and aroma characteristics, this chart can serve as a helpful guide to the multitude


Growing Hops

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One of the easier ways you can put the “home” in homebrewing is to grow your own hops. This widely distributed plant, with the latin name Humulus lupulus, is broadly part of

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Hopping Help for Extract Brewers

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All forms of homebrewing – whether all-grain, partial mash or extract – share many similarities. However, each it has its own set of challenges as well. One of the biggest complaints of

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Wort Boiling & Hop Character

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The bitterness in beer is developed by adding hops to boiling wort. Likewise, boiling hops adds hop flavor and aroma. The bitterness keeps the beer from being too sweet and the flavor

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Hop Basics

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  Historically speaking, hops are a fairly recent innovation in the brewing world. Although evidence exists of their cultivation as early as 200 AD in Babylon, and 700 AD in Germany, they

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Build a Randall-Style Hop Filter

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Most of the homebrewers I know that own kegerators rarely bottle their homebrew anymore. But some of the most hopped homebrews I’ve tasted lately seem to come in bottle form. As a

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