Hops Shortage (No Comments)

Well, I’m finally feeling the effects of the Hops Shortage. I was working out an order for my next couple of batches of beer, and both of the places that I order from only have Cascade leaf hops. It’s not the worst thing, but I was really hoping for Hallertau, Tetnang, and Fuggle for my next few batches. It looks like I am going to be making a Belgian Strong Ale, a Munich Style Lager, and perhaps a Doppelbock next. Williams Brewing is claiming that they will have several varieies of plugs available next week, so I am going to hold off ordering. I won’t have time to brew this weekend anyway.

You may have noticed that I didn’t mention hop pellets. I really haven’t been happy with the results when I’ve used pellets in the past. I know that most commercial brewers, even microbrewers use them, but I suspect that they have better results because they do a better job of removing stuff from the wort before fermentation.

– Chris

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