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Offline jimmykx250

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hop shots
« on: March 13, 2015, 03:21:16 am »
I bought a 20 gram can of co2 from yakima and some syringes for storage. Just wondering how much I should put in my first 5 gal batch and when? I'm thinking at the beginning of the boil but not sure. I assume the fridge is the place for storage too correct? Thanks,
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Re: hop shots
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 05:44:38 am »
It comes with instructions for how much you should use in the boil.  You can also use it for "dry hopping".  It's very convenient and stores in the refrigerator for a very long time without losing potency.  The only real drawback to the HopShot is that it can form a very sticky oil slick on your kettle and fermenter.  A friend of mine said that if you only add small doses like 1/8 at a time, waiting 20 seconds in between doses (or something like that), then the sticky oil slick might be minimized.
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Re: hop shots
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 05:48:33 am »
IIRC 1 ml of Hop Shot = 10 IBU in 5 gallons of average strength wort boiled for 60 minutes.  Scale up from there.
Jon H.