menu
Posted by
Message
BugAC
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
22228 posts

Homebrewing: Hops

In formulating my own homebrew recipe's, i want to be able to identify aromas, flavors, of each hop to determine what hop i want for a specific beer. What is the best way going about this?

I know a couple breweries have single hop brews, that could help, but that would take too long. Has anyone ever experimented with buying a multitude of varying types of hops and doing sample tests of each. Maybe taking a pretty neutral beer and dry hopping?


s14suspense
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
12419 posts

re: Homebrewing: Hops


BugAC
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
22228 posts

re: Homebrewing: Hops
quote:

a full size poster of that might help?


Well i could also read about it to, but i'm talking about using first hand knowledge.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
15666 posts

re: Homebrewing: Hops
SMaSH recipes are the best for this sort of thing.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Zappas Stache
Snotterburgh
Member since Apr 2009
13053 posts

re: Homebrewing: Hops
There are certain hops that have a distinctive flavor i.e. Cascade, Citra and Galaxy. But when you start combining hops the flavors react with each other in complex ways. There is probably a PHd of Hops somewhere that could answer you.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Aubie Spr96
Auburn Fan
lolwut?
Member since Dec 2009
16875 posts

re: Homebrewing: Hops
I have a base IPA recipe that I've been using for the last three years. The only thing I ever change are the hops (not the hop schedule).

Total IBUs: 80

FWH IBUs: 20%
60min IBUs: 50%
20min IBUs: 20%
5min IBUs: 10%

This will help you pick out individual hops and their contributions without having to make SMaSH beers.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram