That bitter, pungent herb that counterbalances the sweet.
On the left hand side of the hops section, you'll see bitterness:gravity ratio aka BU:GU. This figure is calculated from the IBUs and the OG and will give you a better idea of the balance of your recipe.
Here's an overview of some BUGU ratios of common styles:
| Beer Style | Common BU:GU Ratio |
| -------------------- | ------------------ |
| American Light Lager | 0.30 | | American Wheat Beer | 0.47 | | German Pils | 0.66 | | Irish Red Ale | 0.56 | | Irish Stout | 0.65 | | American Amber Ale | 0.65 | | American IPA | 0.95 |
Please refer to the Recipe Tables page for more detailed information on how to use the tables.
The hops ingredients is no different to the rest of the tables in the recipe.
You can edit all the fields apart from IBU, which is calculated.
- The edit button - The delete button.
Clicking on the Add Hop button will reveal the hop ingredient table.
You can filter the hops that appear on the table using the Choose Region dropdown.
Alternatively sort, or search using any of the headers that are available. Most folks will be searching by name.
If you can't find the hop you're looking for, just add something close and you'll be able to edit the details once it's on the table.
Once you've chosen a hop, click the checkbox next to it and a button will appear on the side. You can select and add multiple hops this way. Click the button and it'll be added to your hop ingredient table.
Click on the edit button to open this dialogue. You'll be able to change some of the other details about your hops for your records.
Only the items in the table contribute towards calculating the bitterness, so this is more about logging your ingredient.
James Torr 18 Jun 22