HopShot is CO2-extracted hop resin that can be used for bittering or late additions to boiling wort — treat it just like leaf or pellet hops added during the boil.
The HopShot syringe contains 5 milliliters of extract. One milliliter of HopShot yields approximately 10 IBUs in 5 gallons of 1.050 wort when boiled for 60 minutes. Test batches indicate that this bitterness may be slightly less aggressive on the palate than your average hop addition.
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The product worked well putting it right into the boil. I had NO black tar ball AT ALL (as review below); it was green just like a hop. It mixed well in the boil and had way less residue than whole leaf or pellets going into the fermentor.
HopShot Hop Extract
High rating but take warning there is a learning curve. Really great hops oil and it absolutely gave my IPA the potent finished floral aroma I was searching for - better than any methods I have ever used so far BUT read on. The product is a pure oil extract and mine was black as midnight. Tar, Tar Tar I can't be serious about it enough. If you just squeeze 1 ml out into a room temp or even lukewarm wort - it will just float like a blob and will (never ever ever) dissolve (I'm serious) and nobody explains this nor is it in the product literature. My recovery was better than other disasters I have read. I simply removed my floating oil blob from my room temp finished beer - and boiled a cup or two of water in a glass flask (yes, I have a glass chemistry flask I like to use on the stovetop for such endeavors, don't judge haha) and let it cool a bit, then added my tar ball and swirled around and let dissolve until the hops blob more or less disappears - leaving the good aromatic floral oil in the now golden water and a green smear/stain on the bottom of the glass. Dump the aromatic hops water in the finished beer, stir and voila, instant beautiful hoppy awesome floral nose to your beer without any additional bittering. The residue left behind in the flask was a stubborn oil that came away with extra cleaning. (If) I were to use it for bittering as part of the boil, I would recommend boiling/dissolving the tar in in a small pan or flask with a lot of stirring and agitation first, and THEN add to your (big pot) of wort only after you know it was all dissolved and then complete the boil. Don't take any of this as that negative, again - my batch was a total success with better aroma than I have ever had with dry hopping or late addition hop boils. I played a bit more with this product and this oil will absolutely bind permanently to stray plastics it touches. I can't wait to try in my next boil addition as a a bittering hop. Should work fine.
This was my first time using hop shot. I used the old recipe of Heavy Hopper IIPA. It turned out remarkably like Troges Perpetual IPA (along with the other hop additions, naturally) I increased it to slightly more than 8 gal batch. It decreased the ABV slightly while decreasing the bite of the hops. Extremely tasty beer with great reception from IPA lovers and IPA critics alike.
Hop shot is a nice simple way to have your beer that slight bup up in the hop bite category with very little effect on the overall flavor of your beer