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Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:08:46 AM »
I just ordered some Apollo hop shots from Yakima Valley for bittering - anyone ever try to use one as a late addition?

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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 02:21:14 AM »
Yep, I've done this.  It works quite well.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 02:36:50 AM »
I've used the generic Hop Shots before for late and dry hops and was less than impressed. It seemed pretty generic/bland/flat. But I'd definitely give it a try if it was a single varietal.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 03:18:08 AM »
Yep, I've done this.  It works quite well.

How much did you add?

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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 03:59:55 AM »
I used the equivalent of 2.5 oz (however much that is) at flameout.  It works.  It is sticky though.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 01:49:08 PM »
I know someone who used single variety hop shots for flavoring an imperial IPA and won 2nd BOS at a competition.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 04:11:11 PM »
I used the equivalent of 2.5 oz (however much that is) at flameout.  It works.  It is sticky though.

Hmm, I guess I could work out the equivalent by figuring out how much Apollo pellets it would take to get the same IBU's I was looking for.

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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2014, 09:55:39 PM »
I used the equivalent of 2.5 oz (however much that is) at flameout.  It works.  It is sticky though.

Hmm, I guess I could work out the equivalent by figuring out how much Apollo pellets it would take to get the same IBU's I was looking for.

formula is on the hopunion website.  easy stuff.  1mL= 2AAU i think (?).

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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2014, 10:45:23 PM »
I just ordered some Apollo hop shots from Yakima Valley for bittering - anyone ever try to use one as a late addition?
I just checked the web site and the hop shot is just a generic hop liquid. Where on the site did you find apollo hop shots?
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2014, 11:43:12 PM »
I just ordered some Apollo hop shots from Yakima Valley for bittering - anyone ever try to use one as a late addition?
I just checked the web site and the hop shot is just a generic hop liquid. Where on the site did you find apollo hop shots?
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I was wondering the same thing. I'd really love a way to cut down on the hop matter in my kettle on my IPAs.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2014, 11:51:14 PM »
I just ordered some Apollo hop shots from Yakima Valley for bittering - anyone ever try to use one as a late addition?
I just checked the web site and the hop shot is just a generic hop liquid. Where on the site did you find apollo hop shots?
Thanks,
I was wondering the same thing. I'd really love a way to cut down on the hop matter in my kettle on my IPAs.

Same here. A little less hop matter would be nice on IPA.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 07:17:39 PM »
I just ordered some Apollo hop shots from Yakima Valley for bittering - anyone ever try to use one as a late addition?
I just checked the web site and the hop shot is just a generic hop liquid. Where on the site did you find apollo hop shots?
Thanks,
I was wondering the same thing. I'd really love a way to cut down on the hop matter in my kettle on my IPAs.

Bertus Brewery blog has a post on buying extract in bulk and filling syringes with them - cheap and easy way - I believe $25 for 130ml of hop extract and then the syringes are cheap.  Just FYI.
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 12:40:43 AM »
I asked Yakima Valley, they said theres were Apollo. By the way, how do you guys store it, refrigerator?

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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 05:58:49 PM »
I asked Yakima Valley, they said theres were Apollo. By the way, how do you guys store it, refrigerator?

good to know - that's probably where i will buy some.

yes - refrigerator is what I've seen recommended - it will last for 'years' apparently. 
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Re: Another Hop Shot Post - Flavor addition??
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 07:58:59 PM »
Yes, my HopShots have kept just fine for many years in the refrigerator.  Still effective as the day they were born (well, for all practical purposes anyway).
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