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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.


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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 agressive on the palate than your average hop addition.

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Effective at bittering and not
Effective at bittering and not too much
October 15, 2015
WOW! Does wonders
I loved it, it was super easy, added great bitterness and made one of the best beers I've ever made. I added 1 syringe for 60 minutes plus one oz of simcoe at 30 minutes to a 6 gallon boil then added 4 gallons of top up water. Worked great!
December 3, 2015
Everything went as expected!
August 18, 2016
Stuff tastes great!!Well done!Where/how is it synthesized?
October 13, 2016
Great way to hop for
Great way to hop for bittering! Love using it at the beginning of my boil.
July 19, 2016
Fantastic product
I've used this in many American styles for the bittering and even for a 20 minute addition in IPAs where I finish with plenty of flame out hops. The cost savings is great but more important to me is the reduction in hop material sucking up my wort.My only complaint is it only comes in one size. I'd love to have buy 10 or 20 ml versions.
October 21, 2014
5 ml per vial
I'm not sure why but there is no description of how much is in each vial. Well, each on has 5 ml and adds about 10 ibu to a 5 gallon batch. Comes with a computation chart to calculate the IBU based on boil times and specific gravity. I've used them twice now in a double IPA with good success. They do get sticky, and DO NOT taste it. ruined my taste buds for days.
December 26, 2013
Customs distribution
Any support documents? In orden to get it through customs?
September 21, 2016
Great for XX IPA
Used this as an addition during the boil for a XX IPA that I made...added the full shot along with about 10 oz of Cascade...Turned out awesome! Beer clocked in at 11.27% and IBU ended at over 220....was the best beer I made to date...will be using again..
August 20, 2015
Just keep one on hand
About 6 months ago I got one of these just in case it would be useful (but I didn't have a specific need). I figured for 3 bucks, it would be good to have around. Today it payed off.I was brewing a pilsner and the Mt. Hood hops that I got from the LHBS were only 3.4% rather than the 6.5% that the software had anticipated. So when brew day was happening, I realized I was going to be WAY low on bitterness. The shop was closed, so I thought I was up a creek. Then I remembered I had gotten that hop shot. A few minutes later I had calculated the right dosage and the problem was solved. When this one is gone, I will certainly get another to keep on hand.
September 7, 2014
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Do these have expiration dates? I am thinking of ordering a bunch at once but not if they expire quickly.
V I on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Use with one year of purchasing

store in the fridge to extend their shelf life.

Cheers! James J.
Does anyone know what types of hops are used in this product? Also what should a person expect if they use it later in the boil, are we still going for aromatics at that point?
Jordan C on Dec 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the hop flavor is not the best so I would only use them for bittering additions - that will be the benefit to using the extracted oils. There are different steam distilled hop extracts that are designed for flavor but we only carry these bittering shots. They are made from high alpha acid hops and are not rated as made from any one specific variety. I thought the aroma was most similar to Columbus. That is the substitution we use in things like the plinian 1 gallon recipe kit. The 5 gallon calls for the hopshot but the 1 gallon has to rely on whole hop pellets so we use columbus and it gets the right effect. I hope this helps!
how is this aroma? does it have a nice strong smell? thank you :)
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The "Hop Shots" are not so useful for "aroma" ,,, but work gangbusters for bitterness. I have even used them in a secondary to balance an overly sweet barley wine, and they are very effective in that application. These are good, but they aren't a substitute for a late addition or a dry hop.
can you add hop shot to fermenting wort like dry hopping rather than to the boil?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Theoretically you can. It is a CO2 extract which ultimately means it's a concentrated collection of the plants notable characteristics, aroma included. With that said this product is a very resinous oil. I would not recommend using in a carboy or plastic fermenter. It will gum up the works.
What is the alpha % for the hop shot?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: BeerSmith has it listed at 65%. One milliliter yields around 10 IBUs in 5 gallons of 1.050 wort when boiled for 60 minutes.
What is the best way to store it until brew day?
Michael S on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I put mine in the freezer. Put it in the fridge a couple days before brew day and you should be good to go.
Has anyone tried using this as a FWH addition? Any reason not to try that?
L O on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not really the best flavor from the hop shot

though I think it smells awesome. It's main benefit is for 60 or 90 minute bittering additions.
Ant chance to get support documents for customs?
J H on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not provide any customs information. I am very sorry for any inconvenience.
Hi, What year is this hops ?
M A on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's hard to say with hop oil extracts, and it does not matter much, really. The hop oils can be stored longer than whole or pelleted hops, and so the crop-year is not usually marked on the packages we get. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
On the pdf, it gives the IBU chart for a 5 gallon wort. If I were to do a 5 gallon batch with a 3 gallon boil size, do I calculate the IBUs for the 3 gallon wort or use the chart since it's 5 gallons?
I B on May 3, 2016

That's a great question! You would use 3 gallons since that is your boil size. Hop utilization does increase slightly as your boil size increases. Thanks for the question!


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