The Pros & Cons of Leaf and Pellet Hops (Video Tip) | Craft Beer & Brewing

The Pros & Cons of Leaf and Pellet Hops (Video Tip)

Learn the pros and cons of using pelletized hops vs. whole leaf hops in this Craft Beer & Brewing video tip!

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You'll want to take some factors into consideration when deciding whether to use pellet or whole-leaf hops. While there probably isn't a right or wrong answer, here are some things to consider:

Pellet hops:
- Give you better flavor extraction
- Require far less product

Leaf hops:
- Require more product
- Can clog pumps
- Can close up, constricting lupulin glands

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