Originally Posted by unionrdr
Yeah,they say 10% loss,but I could never taste much if any difference...
If you're making something like a light ale, you're looking at 15-20 IBUs. With the mesh bag it'll end up like 13.5-18 IBUs.
Big, hoppy ale? Your 50 IBUs will be more like 45. IIPA? 90 IBU becomes 81.
As if anyone's gonna taste this.
"hey bill, I am detecting about 10% less bitterness in this ale you made. did you by chance use a fine-meshed bag for your hop additions" - is something nobody has ever said, ever.