Presentation on theme: "I AM A HOPPY GUY TOO HOP TO TROT. What are Hops? Hops are one of the basic ingredients in beer brewing - the others being grain, yeast, and water Flower."— Presentation transcript:
What are Hops? Hops are one of the basic ingredients in beer brewing - the others being grain, yeast, and water Flower of the hop plant Contain an essential oil with a very bitter flavor Contain two essential acids – Alpha: responsible for the bitter flavor in the beer – Beta: contribute to beer's bitter aroma
Hop Kinds Bittering and Aroma – Bittering hops have higher concentrations of alpha acids, are responsible for the large majority of the bitter flavor of a beer, and are generally boiled longer – Aroma hops are typically added to the wort later to prevent the evaporation of the essential oils, to impart "hop taste", or "hop aroma"
Why We Hop To counter the sweetness of the malt extract or first wort To preserve the Beer Flavor, Smell, and Feel The bitterness given to the beer because of the Hops is measured in, International Bitterness Units or (IBUs) The US is the #2 Producer next to Germany Hops has been used as treatment for anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia It grows up like a vine Dangerous to Dogs The Type is named for origin Side Notes
When do you Hop? Most of the time this is done in the boil But you can hop when you want to – Mash – Boil – Primary – Secondary – Keg / Bottling – Even wet
Well what does IBU mean to You If I dont like Hoppy Beer what IBU is too High? – Depends on the beer – Best to look at IBU/SG If you like hoppy & someone else doesnt you can hop after
Engineers Corner (Hop Spider) Parts and Supplies List 4-inch to 3-inch reducing PVC coupling 1 nylon paint straining bag (1- or 5- gallon/3.8- or 19-L size, depending on your batch size) 3 carriage bolts with 6 nuts and washers of corresponding size 1 turn-key clamp (that will fit the 3- inch end of the coupling) Power drill with drill bit that corresponds to the size of the carriage bolts eye protection (safety goggles) http://byo.com/component/resource /article/2494-build-a-hop-spider- projects