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What exactly is this process of adding hops called?

I looked through my beer books and I couldn't find a single word that describes the addition of hops. Generally brewers describe the addition of hops based on their intended flavoring. Bittering ...
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Did Henry VIII really outlaw hops?

First off, I don't know if this story is in fact true, but I can shed some light on the subject which would indicate that it is certainly plausible. Hops were first used to flavor beer around 1000 ...
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Why does the Saaz hop have a German name?

Why does the Saaz hop have a German name? Along time back, the town of Žatec was part of Germany and not part of the now Czech Republic. Thus the name reflects an historical perspective rather than a ...
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What are the IBUs (bitterness units) of common lagers? Also, what are hop contents?

List of ibu's: Stella: 30 Kronenbourg 1664: 20 Corona: 10 Fosters: 12 Becks: 20 Heineken: 23 San Miguel: 12 The difference in IBU seems to come from the type of beer, Heineken en Becks are quite ...
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What are the IBUs (bitterness units) of common lagers? Also, what are hop contents?

Finding a compiled list of common-marketplace lagers is probably not going to happen unless someone has made a specific list like this. Generally, you would just search "SPECIFIC BEER IBU" and ...
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Alternative ways to know the impact of ingredients

This discussion would be more suitable in the homebrew stack as Andrew said, but I will answer it anyway. You are on the right track, making a simple pilsner recipe will show you the effects of the ...
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Did Henry VIII really outlaw hops?

The short answer is No. Ian Horney in "A History of Beer and Brewing" makes this claim[0]. But it is not backed up by evidence. Henry VIII's beer brewer John Pope was given special dispensation to ...
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What are the differences between Pale Ale (PA), India Pale Ale (IPA) and American Pale Ale (APA)?

From what I understand, pale ale is not as hoppy as India pale ale. So, quantity of hops in and IBU of IPA’s will be generally higher compared to pale ales. American pale ales use American hops ...
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How can I learn to recognize the flavor and aroma of different varieties of hops?

Water does a fair job of dissolving the aromatic compounds in hops but the resinous or oily compounds will dissolve better in ethanol. To get a really clean extract of hops, steep fresh or dry hops in ...
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How can I learn to recognize the flavor and aroma of different varieties of hops?

Try to make a tea out of the hops. Put a flower or a pellet in a mug, Pour boiling water over it, Wait for 10 minutes, Taste, Make notes. Try to get hold of some samples of hops at local or regional (...
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