- Nov 25, 2007
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I ended up with better efficiency than expected in an all grain brew yesterday, so my pale ale would be under-hopped as it stands. I know I should have realized it earlier, but now that the fermentation is underway, I want to increase its bitterness. I know hop extract would work (don't have any on hand), so I want to use hop leaves if possible. I seem to remember that pH has an effect on hop extraction. Can anyone confirm this, or tell me if boiling up some hops in water and adding that to the fermenting beer would be OK.