mahcinesquad wrote:What are your guys' thoughts on Hop Shots/Hop Jizz?
Is it worth the extra money? I'm assuming you get the right bitterness but do you notice anything improved in the final product? Only good for when you're doing giant IBU beers to cutdown on the organic matter in the kettle?
Apparently it gives a smoother bitterness. I've never made the same beer back to back with and without extract, so I can't confirm.
I use it for big beers with lots of kettle hops. My hop screen will clog up at a certain amount of hops, so minimizing kettle hops as much as I can is big for me.
Also trub loss is reduced a bit which always helps.
Keep in mind that it does need to be added near the beginning of the boil to ensure it all dissolves. I added 5ml at 30 minutes once and ended up with lots of sticky blobs at the bottom of the kettle.