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Old 06-01-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Let's say you are in a situation that you are stuck with, say, a lager, and YOU want to make it more appropriate, hop-wise.

How can you...dose...a single beer, in a neat and tidy way, with more hops?

Is there a subtle way of doing this without, like, just dropping in a bud?

Anybody ever done this?
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:59 PM   #2
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Maybe boil a good quantity of hops in a smaller amount of water...filter, chill and store.

Then you have a hop concentrate and can just add the same way you might add a squeeze of lime to a beer.

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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Just a wild stab, having never tried but I would imagine some hop tea/concentrate as suggested would add a bit of something but I would also suspect it may not be the most desirable "something."

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Old 06-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Chew a hop leaf while drinking said beer. It's quite interesting actually, probably not exactly what you had in mind, but it definitely changes the character of the brew.

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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Buy some hop oil and add a drop.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:00 PM   #6
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I have some iso-alpha acid (bitterness) hop extract that I used for a small class project in microbiology. You can buy both the hop flavor or the bitterness extracts. I use the remaining (read: most of it) to add bitterness to cheap swill beer, the addition rate is like a teaspoon per five gallons or so, and a drop or two will add plenty of bitterness to a 32 oz can of High Life.

I believe HopTech (google them) sells the extracts.
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