Hop extract vs hops

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Righlander

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Was wondering if anyone could tell me the plus and minus of using hop extract vs regular hops
 

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Hop extract doesn't have the complexity of bittering with hops. It is fine for up to 50% of your IBUs. If you have a problem with skunking, a tetra-extract is light-stable.
 

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PLUS:Less hop debris to deal with. Smooth bitterness. Easy to know exactly what the bitterness level will be.

MINUS: Can't think of any.

I have been using extract for bittering for my last few batches. I have enough extract to last me for a lot of beer, so I am committed to using it.

As to Davids comment - don't understand the "complexity" thing when it relates to bitterness. To me it is either smooth, in the background and of little notice, harsh or puckeringly beyond pleasant. With extract I am the master of my embittered domain!
 

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