Hop Vines

A Guide to Hops

If you’re a beer lover, then you’ve probably heard about hops. Hops are the flowers of the hop plant that are used in beer for flavouring and stability. There are many different types of hops, each with its own unique flavour and aroma. In this blog post, we will discuss what hops are, what they’re […]

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How to Store Hops

How to store Hops The Hop Aging Process There are three ways that hops degrade oxidisation temperature and light. The hop oils in hop flowers and pellets both aromatic and bittering will break down but heat accelerates the process greatly Old or stale hops have cheesy or skunky flavour that will spoil your beer. Hop

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Brewing with Hops

                If you are serious about brewing your own beer you’ll need to learn about hops. Hops are one of several key ingredients in beer necessary to create the classic flavour and aroma beer is known for. They are actually responsible for the bitter flavour that beer tends

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Aroma Hops

 Aroma Hops The following is a table is a list of aroma hops commonly used in the final minutes of the wort boil to give flavour and aroma to your beer. They a usually the lower alpha type varieties with distinctive flavours and aroma. These aroma hops are also ones used for dry hopping .

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Bittering Hops

 Bittering Hops The use of hops is for bittering. Bittering hops additions are boiled for 45-90 minutes to isomerize the alpha acids; the most common interval being one hour. Because of this, high alpha bittering hops varieties can be used to provide the bulk of the bitterness without hurting the taste of the beer. If

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Dual Purpose Hops

      VARIETY ALPHA ACID% ORIGIN ALTERNATIVE RECOMMENDED USE Boadicea 9-11 UK Sovereign Challenger Bitters Centennial 7-12 USA Green Bullet Cascade Columbus Chinook All US Ale styles, has been used with US Wheatbeers Challenger 6-9 UK NorthdownNorthern BrewerFirst Gold English style Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter, BarleyWine, Brown Ales Chinook 11-15 USA Columbus Simcoe

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