Hops

 

Hops are the female cone-like flowers of the hop bine which impart bitterness, flavor and aroma to beer. Hops also are a natural preservative that inhibit some bacterial growth in a finished brew. Hops are available in whole flowers or pellets. Packages will be marked with the Alpha Acid (AA) rating. The AA rating multiplied by the ounces will give you the Alpha Acid Units (AAU) or Homebrew Bittering Units (HBU) for the recipe. International Bittering Units (IBU) is a measure of the actual bitterness in a finished beer with consideration of wort volume, boil length, and original gravity.

Hops are typically added at any of four main times during the brewing process. Hops used primarily for bittering are added at the beginning of the boil and usually boil for about 60 minutes or more. Hops used primarily for flavoring are added in the middle of the boil and typically boil for 20-30 minutes. Hops used primarily for aroma are added at the end of the boil and typically boil for about 0-15 minutes. Finally, "Dry Hopping" refers to the practice of soaking hops in the almost-finished beer for an intense aroma of fresh hops. Use whole hops in a hop bag, and place in the secondary fermenter, or, if using just a single stage fermentation, place in the primary at the conclusion of fermentation and leave for five to seven days. This process works especially well for big hop "nose" beers such as IPA, ESB, Pale or Amber styles. Kent Goldings, Cascade and Saaz work very well.

Please Note: Due to fluctuations in hop supply and demand some hop varieties we normally carry may not be in stock. We may be able to substitute a different style (e.g., whole hops for pellets), or a different variety that is a suitable substitute. We will email you with possible changes before shipping the order. If you have a specific question on availability please write us at sales@oldwestbrew.com before placing your order.

Apollo Pellet Hops 1 oz Azacca Pellet Hops 1 oz Bravo Pellet Hops 1 oz Calypso Pellet Hops 1 oz
Apollo Pellet Hops 1 ozAzacca Pellet Hops 1 ozBravo Pellet Hops 1 ozCalypso Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.75

$3.50

$2.50

$3.00

El Dorado Pellet Hops 1 oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Huell Melon Pellet Hops 1 oz Lemondrop hops 1 oz pellet
El Dorado Pellet Hops 1 ozEureka Pellet Hops 1 ozHuell Melon Pellet Hops 1 ozLemondrop Pellet Hops 1 oz

$3.50

$3.50

$3.50

$3.75

Mandarina Pellet Hops 1 oz Motueka Pellet Hops 1 oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Mandarina Pellet Hops 1 ozMotueka Pellet Hops 1 ozCascade Pellet Hops 1 ozCascade Whole Leaf Hops 2 oz

$3.50

$3.50

$2.25

$4.49

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Centennial Pellet Hops 1 ozCentennial Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozChallenger Pellet Hops 1 ozChinook Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.75

$4.49

$2.50

$2.50

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Chinook Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozCitra Pellet Hops 1 ozCitra Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozCluster Pellet Hops 1 oz

$3.99

$3.25

$4.59

$2.25

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Columbus Pellets Hops 1 ozCrystal Pellet Hops 1 ozCrystal Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozFalconer's Flight Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.25

$2.75

$4.49

$2.75

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Fuggle Pellet Hops 1 ozFuggle Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozGalena Pellet Hops 1 ozHallertau Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.75

$3.99

$2.25

$2.50

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Hersbrucker Pellet Hops 1 ozHorizon Pellet Hops 1 ozKent Goldings Pellet Hops 1 ozKent Goldings Whole Leaf Hops 2 oz

$2.50

$2.75

$2.75

$4.49

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Liberty Pellet Hops 1 ozMagnum Pellets Hops 1 ozMagnum Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozMt Hood Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.75

$3.25

$4.49

$2.50

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Mt Hood Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozNorthern Brewer Pellets Hops 1 ozNugget Pellet Hops 1 ozNugget Whole Leaf Hops 2 oz

$4.49

$2.25

$2.25

$4.49

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Palisade Pellet Hops 1 ozPerle Pellet Hops 1 ozPerle Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozSaaz Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.50

$2.50

$4.49

$2.75

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Sorachi Ace Pellets Hops 1 oz
Saaz Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozSimcoe Pellet Hops 1 ozSimcoe Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozSorachi Ace Pellets Hops 1 oz

$4.99

$3.00

$4.99

$3.50

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Spalter Pellet Hops 1 ozSterling Pellet Hops 1 ozStyrian Goldings Pellet Hops 1 ozSummit Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.75

$2.50

$2.25

$2.75

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz
Target Pellet Hops 1 ozTettnanger Pellet Hops 1 ozWarrior Pellet Hops 1 ozWillamette Pellet Hops 1 oz

$2.50

$2.75

$2.25

$2.50

Amarillo Flowers 2oz Amarillo Flowers 2oz Primo Brewers Scale
Willamette Whole Leaf Hops 2 ozZythos Pellet Hops 1 ozPrimo Brewers Scale

$3.99

$2.75

$29.95