- MemberJanuary 17, 2019 at 8:12 pm
Any info on hops in general would be great. Adding hops to beer, dryhopping, different style of hops, hop selection for different beers, other uses of hops besides beer,pellet or leaf hops, hops tips and tricks? Stuff like that. Shoot away.
- MemberMarch 2, 2019 at 8:08 pm
Ernie, my general understanding is that hops that go in very early in the boil are mainly for bittering, those closer to the end of the boil and later in secondary fermentation are more for aroma and flavor. I do a lot of pale ales and East Coast IPAs, and tend to gravitate towards those producing a citrus flavor. Some of my mainstays are Cascade (a great all-purpose hop), Citra, and Mosaic hops. I generally use pellets for most stages, but will sometimes supplement with some dried whole cone hops. There’s lots of good charts on the internet that describe the characteristics and uses of different varieties of hops. Happy brewing!
- AdministratorMay 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm
One other resource we would like to recommend is checking out our friends @hopofthemonthclub – here’s their website https://hopofthemonthclub.com/
It’s a subscription service for different hops, and they also have some great resources on their website.
Check them out!
- MemberMay 23, 2019 at 5:23 am
Hello Ernie! Dave is spot on in his outlines for hops. You will pick up some bitterness from dry hopping, but it’s very minimal. Most of what you will extract from the hops when adding them to the primary or secondary are the flavor oils (mostly good, up to a point).
Here are a couple of quick resources from around the web:
– If you just need an overview of a variety (or suggestions for subsitutions): https://www.hopslist.com/
– For general info on how hops are grown/respond to climate, etc.; http://www.ProjectHop.ca. Look @projecthop up here too.
– A summary of Tom Shellhammer’s research on dry hoppong from Oregon State University: https://patspints.com/2019/01/16/the-surprising-science-of-dry-hopping-lessons-from-tom-shellhammer/?fbclid=IwAR1QdkFP8PFkRXOQwP0jk4XfZeNcg7rwaSBaKSswAwIN6uvSDfA1dnLkdcQ
– Tom Shellhammer’s presentation (if you want the science): https://www.craftbrewersconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2018_presentations/Dry-hopping-Beer-Achieving-Consistent-Flavor1.pdf
– Beer Smith blog post on ways to use hops in beer: https://beersmith.com/blog/2008/11/11/best-hop-techniques-for-homebrewing/
– Also, the BJCP study group webinars are a great resource (and not just for hop info): https://www.crowdcast.io/e/stan-hieronymus_hops/register
We’ll have some tips on our blog as well. I’ll be posting here and on the blog in the near future on my experiment with first wort hopping. Feel free to message me with questions- depending on the day we may be able to jump on a call for a few minutes as well.
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