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Old 02-28-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
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So out of curiosity... do any of you use Hop pellets for the last couple minutes of your boils for flavor/aroma?

Have been curious as to whether or not you would get good flavor/aroma out of pellets in such a short boil...... I don't have enough experience to know but it seems to me that for flavor/aroma you'd get more out of whole hops in a short boil....


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Old 02-28-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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I use pellets exclusively.

The three micros I've visited do the same.


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Old 02-28-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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There is really no discernible difference between whole and pellet hops in terms of flavor and aroma. Some brewers believe they experience a smoother flavor/aroma from whole hops. But there is no way of quantifying that experience; you can't measure that in the same way you can measure, say, IBUs.

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Some brewers I've talked to say they get better aroma from pellets because the cells have been crushed during processing.
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Thanks guys... that's what I was wanting to hear......


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