Chug
Did an experimental brew today, brought about after musing over the late hop additions not adding much bitterness, so I kept some spent hops from a previous brew in my freezer and used them today as my bittering addition in my brew just to see what'll happen, haven't got me notes to hand so will add details tomorrow.
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Clibit
Chug wrote:
Did an experimental brew today, brought about after musing over the late hop additions not adding much bitterness, so I kept some spent hops from a previous brew in my freezer and used them today as my bittering addition in my brew just to see what'll happen, haven't got me notes to hand so will add details tomorrow.


I did that once myself, it worked out ok. Hops that had been added to a steep below 80C. I figured their acids would be more or less intact. I use pellets almost exclusively now and it's just mush, can't be bothered to try to store it!


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Chug
I did some basic calculations allowing for half bittering and two thirds bittering capacity left in the hops and the number in the middle was about what I had in amount of spent hops so I just chucked em in and we shall see, I don't mind a lightly bittered beer so its no loss ifn it is.
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Pinto
How do you intend to allow for the amount of absorbed water in the reused hops whilst calculating how by weight much to use ?
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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GHW
What hops are you using chug?
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Chug
Pinto wrote:
How do you intend to allow for the amount of absorbed water in the reused hops whilst calculating how by weight much to use ?


I guesstimated that the water would double the weight and chucked em all in and will use the result as a basic reference point for any future experiments, but its all flying by the seat of the pants as usual [tongue]

The hops were Saaz, Gareth.

1200g Hook head pale
50g Chateuux cara clair
50g oats
Mash @65C
Spent Saaz @ 60 mins
Amarillo @ 5 mins
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Clibit
Pinto wrote:
How do you intend to allow for the amount of absorbed water in the reused hops whilst calculating how by weight much to use ?


Two ways to do this I think:

1. Know the weight you put in and therefore take out - use hop bags.
2. Dry the hops after first use!  On the washing line obviously, in a sock.  [rofl]
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