Topic: Hops

Low-Alpha Acid Double IPA

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You are not alone in your belief that certain hop varieties, especially many high alpha varieties, impart a harsh and unpleasant bitterness to beer. Some very large breweries also share this belief

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Dry Hopping in Dispensing Keg

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Dry hopping is a wonderful way to impart hop aroma to beer and is very simple to do. In my experience there are a few things to be mindful of to prevent


Using Homegrown Hops

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Whole cone hops are generally added to the brew kettle in a compressed form because hops are dried and compressed into large bales after harvest and stored like this until use. Brewers


Hop Quality

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The HopRocketTM is an in-line hopping device intended for use with whole cone hops. These types of brewing tools can be used between the kettle and wort cooler for aroma additions, similar

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Freezing Fresh Hops

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This is a really interesting question about hop storage. Brewers can, at times, be skeptical about observations reported by newer brewers, especially when the observations have to do with changes in flavor.


Globe Hopping

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What distinguishes the regions where hops grow best? Plus: Three regional hoppy homebrews.

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The History of New Zealand Hops

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Your first exposure to New Zealand hops may have begun with Nelson Sauvin in the early 2000s, but the hop industry down under actually dates back almost 200 years. 

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T90 vs. T45 Hop Pellets

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The Wizard explains how hop pellets are made and the effect different types of light have on wort and beer.

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Hoppy Sour Beers

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We explore three techniques for adding hops to some of your favorite sour styles. Plus: 3 hoppy sour beer recipes.


Keg Hopping

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What differences can be expected from dry hopping at fermentation temperature vs. in a refrigerated keg?


Hop Spiders

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The Wiz answers questions about the impact a hop spider has on hop utilization, prepping a barrel, acid yeast washing.

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Hop Growing Roundtable

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own hops but weren’t sure where to start? Four professional hop growers from around North America share their tips for planting a healthy hop crop at home.

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