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New Dry Hop Features in BeerSmith 3.1

by Brad Smith on July 15, 2020 · 4 comments

Today I’m going to highlight some of the new dry hop features in BeerSmith 3.1. BeerSmith 3.1 was released in mid-2020. Dry hopping is one of the best ways to preserve aroma oils in your hops. Because it is done at low temperature, you don’t risk boiling off volatile aroma oils. Also the long contact […]

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Stan Hieronymus, the author of “For the Love of Hops” joins me this week to discuss recent trends in hop varieties, hop techniques and brewing better beer with hops. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this […]

Late Hop Additions and Hop Oils in Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on January 21, 2013 · 19 comments

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A trend in modern brewing is the greater use of late steeped hop additions for many styles. These include steeped hop additions, whirlpool hops, use of a hop-back and even dry hopping. Surprisingly, most of these late additions are not done to increase bitterness, but instead to exploit hop oils which play a significant role […]