Topic: Hops

High Rise Rhizome

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Just because you work in a cubicle doesn’t mean you can’t grow some high-rise hops.

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Hop Polyphenols

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What are hop polyphenols, and how do they affect bitterness in dry hopped beers?

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Choosing Hop Varieties

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There are many ingredients that brewers use to flavor and season their beer, from orange peel and coriander to black pepper and grains of paradise. But the gold standard remains the humble hop. Hops have long served many purposes in beer. They provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt, and add myriad flavors and aromas. When choosing which hop or combination of hops to include in a particular beer there are several questions that come to mind. What type and degree of bitterness, flavor and aroma is desired in the beer to be brewed? How are the bitterness, flavor and aroma derived from hops? What style of beer is being brewed, or am I leaving style guidelines behind to create something of my own?

 

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Low-Hop Homebrew Recipes 

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The hops crisis has reduced the amount of hops available to homebrewers, but hasn’t diminished our desire to brew. For the temporarily hop hampered, we present 10 low-hop homebrew recipes. These beers are low on hops, but big on flavor. Plus: tips for getting the most from your hops.

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Build a Hop Drying Oast

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Sure, you could dry your homegrown hops on an old screen, but wouldn’t you rather build your own oast?

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Processing Homegrown Hops

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There’s more to growing your own hops than picking the cones from the bines. Get some advice for harvesting, drying and storing your homegrown harvest.

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Evaluating Hops: Tips from the Pros

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Larry Sidor (Deschutes), Mitch Steele (Stone) and Dr. Val Peacock (Anheuser-Busch) all agree that the best way to evaluate hops isn’t scientific — the nose knows.

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Behind the IBU

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What is an IBU? It’s a simple question — wait until you hear the answer.

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Growing Hops

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You brew your own, why not grow your own?

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Hop Substitutions

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Strategies to brew recipes using different hops.

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How can I get better hop utilization?

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Upping IBUs I have been planning on making an extract oatmeal stout, but after entering all my ingredients into a recipe calculator I am concerned with my hop utilization. I boil my

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Build a French Press Hopback

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Add a hoppy aroma to your brews with a homemade hopback.

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