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#1 HVB

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:15 AM

Anyone mess around with them?  Place online has some Simcoe but it is not cheap, $34 for 5ML but they say you only need  0.10 - 0.50 ML per 5.5g.  I do love Simcoe so I am mulling over giving it a try.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:46 AM

Never heard of it.  I have not paid much attention to some of this cryo-hop, hop-dust, hop-fairy stuff at all.  I still have a syringe of something in my fridge... what was that, hop oil or something?



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 08:51 AM

 I still have a syringe of something in my fridge... what was that, hop oil or something?

Hop extract most likely.  IBU with out any vegital or hop character just straight bitterness.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:06 AM

Hop extract most likely.  IBU with out any vegital or hop character just straight bitterness.

Right.  I'm too squeamish to use it.  What's the story with the hop terpene?



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:15 AM

my understanding is it will improve flavor and aroma.  Very concentrated hop oil. 


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:43 AM

my understanding is it will improve flavor and aroma.  Very concentrated hop oil. 

Hop turpentine.  :P

 

So you add it late in the boil, whirlpool or in place of a dry hop?  So would you consider it something designed for pale ales, IPAs, IIPAs, NEIPAs, etc. for the most part?



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:38 PM

Yes, I have a batch of Rye IPA on tap now that used them and Drew has sent me beer that he used them in.  Not real impressed so far.  Have a kinda weird, raw hop taste to them.  What we use is intended to be used as a dry hop.


Never heard of it.  I have not paid much attention to some of this cryo-hop, hop-dust, hop-fairy stuff at all.  I still have a syringe of something in my fridge... what was that, hop oil or something?

 

Maybe a Hop Shot from Northern Brewer?


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

Yes, I have a batch of Rye IPA on tap now that used them and Drew has sent me beer that he used them in. Not real impressed so far. Have a kinda weird, raw hop taste to them. What we use is intended to be used as a dry hop.


Maybe a Hop Shot from Northern Brewer?

Thanks. Do you know the company you got them from?

And how much you used per gallon.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 10:38 AM

Thanks. Do you know the company you got them from?

And how much you used per gallon.

 

I got them from a guy named Matt Humbard.  I don't think he's associated with a company.  Just trying to do it on his own.  I'd say I added maybe an oz. or 2, but I didn't measure.  That could very well be why my hop character is so aggressive.  Drew sent me a bottle of terpenes and I dumped it in the keg.  Stupid....


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 11:28 AM

Yeah I have played with terps. Make sure you titrate carefully. They get waaaayyyy over the top very quickly. They add a nice dimension when you can’t exactly tell they are there. Honestly, not a substitute for dry hops, but done properly, you can get some nice complexity.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:01 PM

Yeah I have played with terps. Make sure you titrate carefully. They get waaaayyyy over the top very quickly. They add a nice dimension when you can’t exactly tell they are there. Honestly, not a substitute for dry hops, but done properly, you can get some nice complexity.

 

based on my experience, "done properly" is the key!


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