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Defining Hop Additions

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pyrite:
I've been brewing for close to a decade now, yet there are a lot of brewing terms I am not familiar with and I seem to lack some of the terminology regarding some brewing processes, specifically the naming of hop additions.  For example, I stumbled across this Hopburts recipe with hop additions at different times. http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?s=9104ddf846b833363791ac63aa08ae6e&showtopic=2209&st=135&p=646321&#entry646321

Hopburst = ?
Brew water hops = ?
Mash hops = ?
First wort hops = ?
Boiling hops = ?
Hopback hops = ?

I know what the last two are, and can take a guess at what the first three are but I am not 100% certain.  Can you guys help me out?

EDIT:  Randall Hops = ?

hokerer:
As I understand them...

Hopbursting generally refers to more or less continuously adding hops during your boil.

Brew water hops I don't have a clue.

Mash hops are just that, hops that you add to the mash.

First wort hops are the hops that you drop into your kettle and then drain/sparge the wort right on top of them.

Boil hops would seem pretty self explanatory

Hopback hops refers to when you're transferring out of the kettle after the boil, the wort gets run through hops contained in a "hopback".

theDarkSide:
Don't forget dry hops, randall hops, and the hop salad you eat while drinking this beer :)


mikeypedersen:
Hop bursting is when you add all of your hops in the last 20 minutes or so, even for bitterness.  It takes a much higher amount of hop matter to get bitterness, since you are boiling them for a much shorter time which decreases the utilization factor.  However, the hop flavor and aroma are huge when you do it this way.  Jamil wrote up a piece on it several years ago that is on the MrMalty.com website.  I'd throw up a link, but that site is blocked at work!

I would assume that brew-water hops are hops in the HLT, but I can't imagine what that would really do......Maybe someone else can describe the benefits of this?   ???

denny:

--- Quote from: mikeypedersen on June 09, 2010, 08:23:48 AM ---I would assume that brew-water hops are hops in the HLT, but I can't imagine what that would really do......Maybe someone else can describe the benefits of this?   ???

--- End quote ---

About all that they're good for IME is to say, "Hey, I even put hops in the water!".  I tried it twice and couldn't tell any difference between the same beer made the conventional way.  Same with mash hopping...no effect that I could detect.

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