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We only answer the important questions here at Beer Hawk and this week it is: should you be using pelletised (real word!) hops or whole cone
Whole cone hops:
Whole hops are often used in dry hopping as they are easier to remove from the beer and may give a slightly fresher aroma than pellet hops.
Pellet hops: Pellet hops are produced by grinding up the whole hop cones and pressing them into pellets. When used for bittering, pellet hops have a higher extraction efficiency by weight than whole hops. They are also less subject to oxidising than whole hops.
See our extensive collection of hops here
This week we launch the range of Salt Beer Factory beers on the site and what better way to introduce a new brewery to our beer hunters than to have a good 'ole fashioned interview with Nadir Zairi, Director of the Yorkshire based brewery in Saltaire.
It's that special time of year when the men don their Lederhosen and the ladies their Dirndl, Oktoberfest is upon us! If it's your first year attending the German beer festival you'll probably be wondering what it's all about. We've listed our top 10 essential things you need to know about Oktoberfest, whether you're booking a flight to Germany or planning your own Oktoberfest party at home, this will help you get into the Oktoberfest spirit!