Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Tea hopping?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
Kmcogar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dunkirk, Maryland
Posts: 976
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Tea hopping?

I recently read of tea hopping. A process where someone steeps hops in 170 degrees F of water for roughly a half hour. then instead of dry hopping, they would throw this tea into their keg and serve after carbed. (only releasing hops aromas.)
It got me wondering......what if I made some hop tea and put it in my mash? Would this increase my aroma? Without adding any bitterness?

What do you think?

Oh, here's the link to what I read.
http://www.homebrewjunkie.com/2008/10/hop-tea-vs-dry-hopping.html?m=1

__________________

Ægir was a god who would host a party where all the gods would drink the beer he brewed for them. He made this in a giant kettle that Thor had brought. The cups in Ægir's hall were always full, magically refilling themselves when emptied.

Kmcogar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

No, the aroma oils would boil off.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
Kmcogar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dunkirk, Maryland
Posts: 976
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Flameout?

__________________

Ægir was a god who would host a party where all the gods would drink the beer he brewed for them. He made this in a giant kettle that Thor had brought. The cups in Ægir's hall were always full, magically refilling themselves when emptied.

Kmcogar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
kingwood-kid
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: houston
Posts: 1,391
Liked 83 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Adding a tea at flameout isn't really any different than just adding the hops at flameout, except that 5 Gal of beer will absorb a lot more hop oils than 1 qt of water. You might look into whirlpooling/hopstanding. You could also add your tea at bottling/kegging, or just dry-hopping in the keg.

__________________
kingwood-kid is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 232 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

I dry-hop in secondary and then also throw a hop-bag into the keg. Use voile cloth. Sure, you might get a tiny bit of particulate matter, but the aroma is uber fresh.

__________________

_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
cabron99
"Torcedor"
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 151
Liked 19 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I made a hop tea for my last keg of IPA - mostly Columbus. Not bad, quicker that dry hopping, but I thought I had lost my touch. Dry hopped in the keg with 1 Amarillo and 1 Cascade on my latest IPA and I'm back on top. FYI

Pat

__________________

Life is too short for cheap cigars

cabron99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
ifearnothing0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 155
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Ok I got an Imperial pale ale kit in first ferm at ludicrous 78ish temperature , been in for week pretty sure all major ferming is done .. Can I rack and dry hop after only a week ?

__________________
ifearnothing0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
Kmcogar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Dunkirk, Maryland
Posts: 976
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ifearnothing0
Ok I got an Imperial pale ale kit in first ferm at ludicrous 78ish temperature , been in for week pretty sure all major ferming is done .. Can I rack and dry hop after only a week ?
Double check and make sure fermenting is done. Then hop it up
__________________

Ægir was a god who would host a party where all the gods would drink the beer he brewed for them. He made this in a giant kettle that Thor had brought. The cups in Ægir's hall were always full, magically refilling themselves when emptied.

Kmcogar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #9
Curtis2010
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Curtis2010's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: , Guatemala
Posts: 983
Liked 72 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Used a hop tea once to salvage a missed hops addition. Worked OK, but got a little "grassy" flavor.

__________________
Curtis2010 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2012, 01:49 AM   #10
ifearnothing0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 155
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Any way to tell if to if It's safe to rack by eye in a bucket ? .. Never took gravity readings

__________________
ifearnothing0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools