Home brewing facts

 

Store collection

Store collection

We are now offering a store collection service, simply place your order online (minimum £5) and select store collection at the checkout. We will then pick your items and keep them for you, until you are ready to collect.

Hops

Hops are the female flowers of a vine-like plant and have three main purposes for beer. Firstly they add bitterness, secondly they add flavour and aroma and thirdly, they act as a preservative. There are a tremendous variety of hops, each with their own flavour profile. Depending on how the hop is used, it can add bitterness, aroma or both to a beer.

Although hops are generally used in all-grain and extract brewing, small quantities of hops can be used in hop teas, or as a dry-hop addition to beer kits and can really lift an average beer into something much more drinkable!

Hops are either loose or vacuum packed. Opened bags of hops should be put in a sealed plastic bag in the freezer to preserve them.

Ahtanum - hop pellets (100g)
Floral & citrus, with pine notes. Dual-purpose hop. Alpha: 3.6%
£4.50
Amarillo - hop pellets (100g)
Spicy, floral & citrus dual-purpose hop. Alpha: 7.4%
£5.50
Bobek (Styrian Goldings) - Whole Leaf vacuum packed Hops (100g)
Distinctive hop with pine, lemon & citrus aroma. Alpha: 1.1%
£4.50
Bramling Cross - Whole leaf vacuum-pack hops (100g)
A dual-purpose, fruity and spicy hop. Alpha 5.53%
£3.99
Cascade - hop pellets (100g)
A floral hop,smooth spicy bitterness, citrus aroma. Alpha: 6.9%
£4.99
Cascade - Whole Leaf vacuum packed Hops (100g)
A floral hop,smooth spicy bitterness, citrus aroma. Alpha: 9.7%
£6.20
Celeia (Styrian Goldings) - Whole Leaf vacuum packed Hops (100g)
Distinctive hop with herbal, spicy & citrus character. Alpha: 4.2%
£4.20
Centennial - Hop Pellets (100g)
Huge citrus aroma Alpha: 10.5%
£4.99
Challenger - Whole leaf vacuum packed hops (100g)
Spicy, pine-like, grassy and floral. 6.98% Alpha
£4.50
Chinook - hop pellets (100g)
Fantastic pine & grapefruit aroma, good bittering, suits Pale Ales. 11% Alpha
£4.99
Chinook - Whole leaf vacuum packed hops (100g)
Fantastic grapefruit aroma, good bittering, suits Pale Ales. 12.7% Alpha
£4.99
Product is currently unavailable
Citra - Hop pellets (100g)
Bursting with citrus aroma; lime. grapefruit, gooseberry, etc. Alpha: 13.8%
£6.50
Columbus hop pellets (100g)
Dual purpose, subtle citrus, woody, resinous. Alpha: 16.5%
£3.50
Columbus whole leaf vacuum-packed hops (100g)
Dual purpose, subtle citrus, woody, resinous. Alpha: 16.8%
£4.50
First Gold - Whole leaf vacuum packed hops (100g)
Smooth but spicy, orange marmalade, floral. 8.75% Alpha
£4.50
Product is currently unavailable
Fuggles - Hop Pellets (100g)
A famous English aroma hop. Earthy, minty, delicate. 4.98% Alpha
£4.35
Fuggles - Whole leaf vacuum packed hops (100g)
A famous English aroma hop. Earthy, minty, delicate. 4.98% Alpha
£4.80
Goldings (East Kent) - hop pellets (100g)
A sweet, floral hop pellet, perfect for adding aroma. Alpha: 6%
£4.35
Goldings (East Kent) - whole leaf vacuum packed hops (100g)
A sweet, floral hop, perfect for adding aroma. 4.9% Alpha
£4.99
Hallertauer - Vacuum packed whole Hops (100g)
This Bavarian aroma hop is perfect for lagers, Pilsners and light ales....
£4.75
Hallertauer Hersbruker - Hop Pellets (100g)
This German aroma hop is perfect for lagers, Pilsners and light ales. Alpha:...
£3.40
Magnum - Pellets (100g)
Extremely smooth bittering hop. Alpha: 14%
£3.20
Magnum - Whole Leaf vacuum packed Hops (100g)
Extremely smooth bittering hop. Alpha: 17.3%
£5.50
Mosaic - Hop Pellets (100g)
Tropical fruit, citrus, herbal, pine. Alpha: 12%
£5.75
Mosaic - Whole Leaf vacuum packed Hops (100g)
Tropical fruit, citrus, herbal, pine. Alpha: 11.8%
£7.50
Muslin Bag
Natural cotton straining bag
£0.50
Nelson Sauvin - Hop Pellets (100g)
Fresh gooseberry aroma & flavour Alpha: 11%
£7.99
Northern Brewer- Vacuum packed whole Hops (100g)
Adds bitterness to ales and lagers. Alpha: 6%
£3.99
Product is currently unavailable
Perle - Vacuum packed whole Hops (100g)
This German aroma hop is perfect for lagers, Pilsners and light ales. Alpha:...
£4.99
Saaz - Hop Pellets (100g)
This Czech hop is perfect for Pilsner-style beers and lagers. Alpha: 3.1%
£4.80