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Old 08-07-2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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Did you ever drop a hop pellet into your glass of beer? I do it regularly and the effect is dramatic! The pellet fizzes like a fizzie (remember fizzies?) Within two minutes the hop aroma is quite evident. Then the pellet rises and falls and rises and falls again and each sip has a greater and greater hop aroma and taste! The head and lacing in the beer is increased substantially too. When my beer is finished, I like to pour another over the same pellet and leftover foam. The second beer is even more greatly enhanced by the one single pellet! My favorite hop pellet to do this with is Cascade. This technique has more effect that us hopheads love than any dry hopping I have done. Try it and taste.



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Old 08-07-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
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I am so trying this tonight lol. I tried eating one once. BAD BAD IDEA. I couldnt taste anything for about a day. I am doing this with a Yingling and a Fuggle pellet tonight. Edit, I forgot I have homebrew cold. So doing this with my North English Brown and a fuggle to style match.


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Old 08-07-2008, 01:50 AM   #3
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I typically add any extra hops to my pint glass later in the brew day. Makes a big difference and can really spruce up a mediocre beer.

When a friend told me recently that he'd pulled a cone from one of his Cascade plants to see if they were ready to harvest, I suggested that he drop it in a pint next time instead of throwing it out. He said it was going to be a High Life night and planned to give it a try. I haven't heard how it turned out, but I can't imagine High Life with a fresh Cascade cone would be bad.

 
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:53 AM   #4
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I typically add any extra hops to my pint glass later in the brew day. Makes a big difference and can really spruce up a mediocre beer.

When a friend told me recently that he'd pulled a cone from one of his Cascade plants to see if they were ready to harvest, I suggested that he drop it in a pint next time instead of throwing it out. He said it was going to be a High Life night and planned to give it a try. I haven't heard how it turned out, but I can't imagine High Life with a fresh Cascade cone would be bad.
"The Champagne of Beer" can only get better when you actually put hops into it.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:09 AM   #5
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every now and then I eat a hop pellet while brewing. I love it. However, I can understand if people would think that this is too intense.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:09 AM   #6
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So I just did this and the taste is great. I imagine it would be really really good if I could taste more but with this cold I cant taste much. Its fizzing in the bottom of the glass like a smoke bomb or something.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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I'm going to have to give it a try, sounds like a good idea.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:49 AM   #8
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Well a Cascade pellet doesn't do a damn thing for Coors Light... except make it nastier.

 
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:03 AM   #9
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Yeah, and don't ask what a Chinook does to orange juice.

 
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:33 AM   #10
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Yeah, and don't ask what a Chinook does to orange juice.
You have me intrigued, good sir.



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