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    Hops, What Are They?

    What Are Hops? Hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor. The hop plant is a vigorous, climbing, herbaceous perennial...
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    Where to find fresh yeast?

    I was wondering if anyone has any good online sources of where to get fresh yeast? I have a local homebrew shop that has fairly fresh yeast within a month or less, but has a limited number of strains available. I am looking for yeast that is usually within about a month of its manufacture...
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    Fresh Bergamots for use in white beer, suggestions?

    I've got a bunch of fresh Bergamots. I thought of using them for a white beer in place of the classic bitter orange zest as they are also bitter and the flavor might go well with the style. 1) Anything specific I should keep in mind ? 2) is it ok to leave the white part on the zest or is that...