Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Water absorption from hops, boil vs dry hop
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-20-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
KyleWolf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 692
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Water absorption from hops, boil vs dry hop

Hey everyone,

Have a quick question as I attempt to calculate the extra water I need to add to account for all the hops I am adding. I know the common thought is about .6-.7qt/oz of hops. But does anyone know if the water absorption differs between hops that are boiled (even say difference between 5 and 60min) vs those that are used as dry hop? I am going to be using approx 9 oz of hops for an Imperial India Brown Ale, and I want to be able to correctly account for the water absorption by hops.

Thanks in advance.


__________________
Primary 1:French Fantom (Saison with Fatome Saison blend)
Primary 2: Columbus/Simcoe IPA
Primary 3: Belgian Tripel

Up next: Tangerine Wit, Flanders Red, Maybe a Gose?
KyleWolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
malkore
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I can't think of a reason that they'd take up different quantities of water. I'd think the boiling water would just cause the same amount of loss, but quicker since its hotter so it hydrates the hop leaves faster.

dry hop soaks em up slower, but since they sit a lot longer than 60 minutes, should still soak up their max amount.
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10
malkore is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
KyleWolf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 692
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

That is the assumption I had in mind as well, but I preferred to ask to make sure. I dont know about the 5 min additions, but it will be better safe than sorry. Thanks for reinforcing my belief.
__________________
Primary 1:French Fantom (Saison with Fatome Saison blend)
Primary 2: Columbus/Simcoe IPA
Primary 3: Belgian Tripel

Up next: Tangerine Wit, Flanders Red, Maybe a Gose?
KyleWolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water being shut off 1/2 way through my boil Oldyote General Beer Discussion 7 08-16-2010 08:45 PM
Do You Boil Your Make Up Tap Water? smata67 General Beer Discussion 9 08-16-2010 02:37 PM
full boil hops neiltl3 General Beer Discussion 4 07-21-2009 06:23 PM
No hops during boil, only dry-hopped? Steve-oh General Beer Discussion 5 10-31-2008 02:37 PM
Will Cold Crashing Affect Oak Absorption? Evan! General Beer Discussion 6 04-14-2008 08:53 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS