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No boil ale, bittering hops

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nay3oni

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Long story short, I won't be able to boil 5+ gal of water/wort with my stove for a while.

So, I was wondering if I were to brew a raw ale and want to add some IBUs, what will be the best way? I've read some people will usually do first wort hopping or mash hopping, and while this is a viable option, I don't think at mashing temperatures isomerization really occurs.

I was thinking about adding the bittering hops to a small amount of water (and maybe even adding some acid to drop the pH) and boiling it for 60 minutes to make a bitter hop tea and adding it at mash out. Will it work? I have read similar threads to this one but I haven't found any solid conclusion if this method works or not.

Thanks!
 
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