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light hopping
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:08:13 PM »
What characteristics allow for light hopping in a beer?

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Re: light hopping
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »
What do you mean by light hopping?
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Re: light hopping
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 03:56:43 PM »
I'm apparently allergic to hops. I want to put the least possible and not totally destroy taste. Not interested in gruit.

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Re: light hopping
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 04:25:48 PM »
I'm apparently allergic to hops. I want to put the least possible and not totally destroy taste. Not interested in gruit.

Your allergic to hops?? Didn't know that was a thing.

You could do a English Mild they are extremely lightly hopped about 0.50 ounces

I've got a recipe file if you want to check it out.
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Re: light hopping
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 04:49:09 PM »
Thanks, looking at a recipe for that now.

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Re: light hopping
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 05:58:32 PM »
Thanks, looking at a recipe for that now.

if you cannot locate one, here is a file for a recipe that I created for one, :) Since you mentioned you were allergic to hops I added a bit of Cocoa nibs not enough to be really noticeable but enough to add some more bitterness because, boiling cocoa nibs does add to the bitterness so, while the ibus will be 15-20 most will be from the cocoa with just a half a ounce of hops.

Its a very simple beer to make and not high in alcohol but overall a enjoyable beer.


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Re: light hopping
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 09:14:40 PM »
There is a long history of using things other than hops to provide bittering, flavor and aroma to beers.
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers and  The Homebrewer's Garden are a couple of books that cover the subject.

If you like sour beers, many use almost no hops.
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Re: light hopping
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 10:13:09 PM »
There is a long history of using things other than hops to provide bittering, flavor and aroma to beers.
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers and  The Homebrewer's Garden are a couple of books that cover the subject.

If you like sour beers, many use almost no hops.

He mentioned he didn't want to use anything else if you read up in the thread a bit

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Re: light hopping
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 09:53:25 AM »
Depending on what part of the hops cause your allergy, you might be OK with using distilled hop oil. It might give the flavor of hops without the part that causes you problems. Worth a try, anyway.

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Re: light hopping
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 01:37:53 PM »
Depending on what part of the hops cause your allergy, you might be OK with using distilled hop oil. It might give the flavor of hops without the part that causes you problems. Worth a try, anyway.

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Maybe that would work, hadn't thought of it. He should ask his doctor though.