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What is an HBU or Hop Bittering Unit?

What is an HBU or Hop Bittering Unit?

HBU stands for Home Bittering Unit.   It is also known as an Alpha Acid Unit. HBU’s were developed as a method of standardizing the total bittering potential of hops in order to mitigate the variation in Alpha Acids (AA%) from season to season and from hop to hop.
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When To Plan Your Hop Garden

When To Plan Your Hop Garden

When is the best time to plant hops?  Hop rhizomes are available to to order, usually beginning in January. Planting takes place after the danger of frost.
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