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The bitter truth about bitterness units

Determining the EBC bitterness units in beer is, in itself, very simple: the absorption value of the beer is simply multiplied by 50. The 50 is an empirical value which means that 5/7 of the bitterness comes from the iso-alpha acids, the remainder from other substances. This is often correct for beers in the range of 15-35 bitterness units, but unfortunately not always, because several factors can... read more

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