Topic: Hops

Hop Stands

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Ask eight brewers the key to crafting a great IPA and you will probably get nine different answers. One technique that is well-established in the professional brewing world but just recently gaining traction with homebrewers is hop standing or whirlpool hopping.

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What is hopbursting?

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I must admit Matt that this is a method I have not heard of, until doing a little research to help me with an answer. The cool thing about homebrewing is that

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Growing Hops: Tips from the Pros

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Got a green thumb? Advice from two hop growers on growing hops at home.

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Brewing 100+ IBU Beers

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The limit of beer bitterness is really a function of the solubility of iso-alpha-acids in wort and their survival into finished beer. Most of the literature on this topic is of the

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Using A Hopback

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The Wiz hops to a question on hopbacks and gives the facts of refrigeration.


Calculating IBUs from continual hopping

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There is a basic formula that can be used to calculate the weight of hops added to wort during boiling, which is: Hop weight (grams) = ((liters wort) * (IBU contribution of addition)


Hoppy beers without dry hopping

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The envelope of hoppiness has been pushed and pushed by US craft brewers over the last thirty years, and the most common trait of these very hoppy brews is the lovely aroma

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Measuring IBUs

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Are IBUs like the Scoville units used to rate chilis? The Wiz gives a cool answer to this burning question.


Choosing bittering hops

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In my experience, variety does matter whether you are substituting hops in a recipe primarily for bittering or for aroma. The compounds in hops that contribute bitterness to beer are the alpha

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Dry Hopping Techniques

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To obtain a big, fresh hop aroma, brewers turn to dry hopping — adding hops in the fermenter.


Freezing hops to kill microbes

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The Wizard dismisses the dangers of dry hopping.


Soaking Whole Hops

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The Wiz lets loose with his opinion on wort loss.

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