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31/05/2017

Hop To It! What are Hops?

Finding the right hops is key to brewing good craft beer and, though not the only ingredient, it is the hops that seem to be the star of the show.  So, what are hops?  Hops are a cone-shaped flower that has become integral in beer-making.  While beer has existed long before the use of hops, most beer today is flavored with hops, which add a bitter and also preservative quality to our favourite tipple. Hops are the cone shapes flowers of the hop plant known as Humulus Lupulus.  Hops grow all over the world with each different landscape providing its own unique flavour.   Hops are generally used during the boiling process on a brew day. the earlier the hops are added into the boiling process the more bitter the taste will be.  Adding hops late on will contribute to...