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Old 08-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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I've always wanted to do this but never made the time. I have a bunch of hop pellets in my freezer from brews I have done over the summer. They are going on 2 months old since I bought them. I have no idea when they were harvested and packaged.

Instead of throwing them away or waiting until my next brew that calls for these, I decided to do some experimentation with them. I am going to make a bunch of hop teas. I will used RO water and do a boil just like I were doing a brew. I will add various hop additions along the way. Once cooled, taste the teas and experience the hops all by themselves.

I will post the results here.

My first one is almost done. It is a 60 minute boil of 9.7% Centennial that I bagged in June of 2012. I am aiming for about a 70 IBU. I will post all results here.

Next will be a 60 minute boil, same hops with a 5 minute aroma addition.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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hmm. Cool, I'm interested to hear the results. I'm thinking of adding a bit of hop tea to my bottling bucket for my next batch.

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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That sounds quite tasty. Let us know!

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Old 08-01-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Ok, the Centennial bittering hops didn't really have any flavor and no aroma (no real surprise there). They did give a very bitter aftertaste that lasted several minutes. Difficult to describe any taste at all just a bittering "sensation". I will try the Cascade next as bittering only and see if I can tell a difference.

Maybe hop tea will turn out to the a cure for cancer or something. Wouldn't that be cool?

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