Dry Hopping Effect on Bitterness and IBU Testing

One of the most fascinating hop studies that came out in 2016, was by authors John Maye, Robert Smith, and Jeremy Leker, which found (against traditional wisdom) that dry hopping can influence the bitterness of a beer. I covered the study in detail in an article...

My Favorite Way to Dry Hop Loose In Primary and Kegs

For as much as I love hoppy beers, dealing with all the hops throughout the process can be challenging. Racking to a serving keg or bottling bucket from a primary fermenter full of loose hop pellets has its issues. Dry hopping in kegs and dealing with clogged poppets...

Hybrid Lager New England Oat Session IPA

When you get rid of labels, amazing things can happen. The quote above is one I heard listening to a podcast a few months back and it stuck with me. Not only does it seem like a good quote for life in general, but I couldn’t help but to apply it to beer. I understand...

150 Day Dry Hopped Tart Saison

It’s been common knowledge in the homebrew community for years that dry hopping for extended periods leads to grassy flavors in your beer. I’ve dry hopped for as long as a few months before and never experienced this for myself. For this beer I put this...

Increasing Bitterness By Dry Hopping

Oxidized alpha acids called humulinones are found on hops and are extremely soluble in beer. Because humulinones are approximately 66% as bitter as iso-alpha-acids, they can potentially increase a beer’s bitterness during dry hopping.  What Are Humulinones The...

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