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Hop extract
« on: August 15, 2015, 06:49:11 PM »
Saw an advertisement for pre-hopped malt which made me think: I assume there are hop extracts on the market. Has anyone tried them? Since I do not see them marketed a lot, I am assuming the beer is not that good

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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 07:44:19 PM »
Northern Brewer sells Hop Shots, which are hop extract.  Freshops sells an unisomerized Cascade extract that's used for flavor and aroma.  I have can of hop extract that Hop Union produced, but it's for a 100 gal. batch so I haven't opened it yet!
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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 07:56:48 PM »
I just used some today. Bought it from Yakima valley hops and packed it in syringes.

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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 08:06:54 PM »
Curious how the "flavor" and "aroma" ones are.  Could be a neat way to dry hop unless they need to be boiled for isomerization into the wort.

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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 08:11:11 PM »
Curious how the "flavor" and "aroma" ones are.  Could be a neat way to dry hop unless they need to be boiled for isomerization into the wort.

Isomerization is how you get bitterness.  I just add the Freshops Cascade extract to a glass of beer.
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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 09:59:08 PM »
Does the aroma noticeably increase?  And does it come across as "fake"?  I only ask b/c I sampled some cascade extract dosed in a beer at the 2013 NHC in Philly (can't remember which supplier) and was not impressed.  At least I wouldn't have added any to my beer over dry hopping that is. 

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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 01:14:06 AM »
I have done a couple recipes with hop shots and they turned out great. Specifically the pliney clones from NB have them and they don't come off as fake in the least.   Biggest thing I say is don't ever taste it before  adding to the beer or you will be sorry.  I would not dry hop with it as it does make a sticky mess on my brew pot that takes some elbow grease to get off.

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Re: Hop extract
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 01:16:24 AM »

I have done a couple recipes with hop shots and they turned out great. Specifically the pliney clones from NB have them and they don't come off as fake in the least.   Biggest thing I say is don't ever taste it before  adding to the beer or you will be sorry.  I would not dry hop with it as it does make a sticky mess on my brew pot that takes some elbow grease to get off.
I avoided this buy pulling about 1 gallon of into a smaller pot and stirring well to get the extract mixed in. I was worried, but at the end of the day my kettle and chiller were at the normal level of messiness.