BugAC LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Oct 2007 22776 posts
Homebrewing: Hops(Posted by BugAC on 1/11/13 at 3:20 pm)
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?
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.