Originally Posted by sause
Also to add to what everyone has said, AA's have to have something to hold on to, you can get away with small amounts in water but to hold anything really above 35-40 you need to have some gravity to the process. Besides balencing out the beer there is a reason for gravities being so high on IIPA's and such. To hold all the IBU's that a person would want in those beers you need a heck of alot of GU's.
Seriously, everything I've read says that high gravity hinders the release of alpha acids from hops. So from that, I assumed that low gravity (eg, water) would be the ideal carrier for alpha acids...
Is that wrong?
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