Monday, August 20, 2007

Dry Hopping Beer ~ Hop Quantity to Use

How many hops do you use when dry hopping? In a nutshell, as many as you want.

The "normal" amount to use would be in the one to two ounce range but this really depends on the variety of hop being used and more important, your own personal taste.

If you are new to dry hopping, we suggest using approximately one ounce of a hop variety which is normally used for aroma infusion. After that you can use a half ounce, one ounce, two ounces, four ounces . . . or more!

Tomorrow: Should you bag hops when dry hopping or should you use loose hops?

Wine Tidbit: While formal events call for Cabernets and Chardonnays, other more casual events call for wines which are lighter in nature. When it is warm outside wines which are considered refreshing such as Rieslings and blushes are in order. Chill them to offset the warm weather.

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