The Hop Bung Experiment

You may have seen that we visited the Everards Brewery lately. Mark Tetlow (the nicest guy in beer) gave us a hop bung and suggested we put it in to water so we could see just how much plant material was compressed in there. It seemed like a sensible thing to do, so we did.

Everards use these hop bungs to ‘dry hop’ some of their beers – adding some extra depth of flavour at the end of the brewing process. See, today we had fun, and we learned something.


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