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Old 01-23-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Anybody ever tried this:

NORTHERN BREWER: Northern Brewer's HopShot



"HopShot is CO2-extracted hop resin that can be used for bittering or late additions to boiling wort — treat it just like leaf or pellet hops added during the boil. The HopShot syringe contains 5 milliliters of extract. One milliliter of HopShot yields approximately 10 IBUs in 5 gallons of 1.050 wort when boiled for 60 minutes. Test batches indicate that this bitterness may be slightly less agressive on the palate than your average hop addition."

Isn't that what some breweries use? Since it is for bittering only, I would imagine use of this stuff would not have a major impact on the taste, compared to "real bittering hops".

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Old 01-23-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Some breweries use products like this, mainly tetra (tetra-hydro-iso-alpha-acids). Which is a stabilized form that does not skunk. I find hop oils extracts to be much more useful, since they add aroma and flavor.

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Old 01-24-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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I've used it a couple times. You can use it for flavor and aroma since it isn't isomerized.

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Old 01-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Just make sure you shoot it between your toes so you don't leave track marks.

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Old 01-24-2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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Can you imagine getting pulled over by the cops with that thing in your car! Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $100.

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Just digging up this old thread to see what experiences people are having with Hopshot.

I have used it on the last 2 brews for bittering and already kegged 1. So far so good.

What I really like about it is that it reduced trub so much. I used a hop sock for aroma and flavor and my mesh screen on my outlet barely had anything on it. Hardly any wasted wort.

If the taste keeps coming out I think for the price it will be used more often than not around here.

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What kind of flavor/aroma does it have? What hops would you compare it to?

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Only used it for bittering so hard to say flavor wise.

It does not seem to have a harsh bittering to it. I would love to see who has used ti for flavor or aroma. Don't know if you can.

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Very spicy aroma. Almost too much. I tried it once on a Scottish 80 for aroma additions -- and it was too much.

Will only use this for bittering from now on.

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Okay, I'm just gonna throw this out there... has anybody dryhopped with one of these yet? I can imagine you wouldn't keep it all in suspension unless you boiled it down in a gallon or so then cooled and added to a keg like the OP but then you'd probably lose most everything but the bittering. Would be pretty cool to just shoot it into a keg and seal it up then shake it bit if that worked.

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