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Old 07-25-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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I had a pretty serious boilover a few minutes ago. I lost a substantial amount of hops during this event. I did a FWH addition, the hops had steeped for quite some time. Should I add hops to compensate for the loss? Or were the alpha acids already pulled out?

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Old 07-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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The last time I did that, I added more hops and the beer is too bitter.

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Old 07-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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The oils break out of the hops fairly quickly in a boil. I wouldn't worry about it

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Old 07-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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The oils break out of the hops fairly quickly in a boil.
True, but the resins that account for bittering don't. They isomerize and dissolve in a non-linear fashion. That said, you get about half the total bittering in the first 15 minutes.

Plus, what looks like a lot of hops on the brewery floor, probably isn't much.
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