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Hops are cousin of cannabis, and they even have similar growth environments and suitable climates. But smoking hops has no special effect (well, you can try). As for the hops used for brewing, it actually refers to the upper part of the fruit.
Hops are dioeciously, and only females can be used to make beer. This is because only the glands of the female plant something called "lupulin gland" that releases essential oils, and these substances determine the flavor of hops.
The harvesting conditions for hops are also very strict. The really good hops not only have to be seedless, the best harvesting period only last for one week each year In North America, the harvesting period is around the end of September. After harvesting, farmers have to go through various procedures such as cold drying, baking, and refrigerating, processing...
Although humans began brewing beer as early as four thousand years ago, it was only a thousand year ago when people started adding hops to the brewing process. Why we need hops in our beer?
  1. Antibacterial and antiseptic:
Early beer is easily acidified and deteriorated, and adding hops can extend the shelf life.
  1. Give fragrance:
There are many types of hops, and like grape varieties, they have different aromas. Common flavors are floral, fruity, herbal, and spicy...
  1. Add bitterness:
The bitter taste of hops can balance the sweetness of wort and bring a refreshing thirst quenching effect.
Most of the hops sold on the market are in the shape of pellet. If they are not used immediately, we recommend freezing to maintain the aroma of the hops.

Hops Profiles and substitution chart

Fun fact:
IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is a beer with strong aroma and obvious bitterness, which has gradually become popular in Asia in recent years. At the time of the British colonization, in order to maintain the quality of beer send ing to India they added a lot of hops to the beer. Therefore, the light-colored Ale added with a lot of hops is called it IPA. The IPA also has two distinct styles. The American style, which is heavier on the bitterness, and the British style, not so much.