[quote=“Helvetica”]Just brewed the Kama Citra and did my first Hop Stand. Instructions in the kit said to cut the heat and throw in the hops for 10 min.
I read in BYO about chilling the wort first (to anywhere from 200* all the way down to 150*). The higher temp you add hops at, the more IBU’s you’ll get.
I decided on chilling the wort to 165* and adding the hops, whirlpooling occasionally while maintaining that temp for 30 min.
What’s everyone’s preference for Hop Stands?[/quote]
Below 180* you won’t get any isomerization of alpha acids so it won’t add any bitterness which in my understanding is the purpose of a hopstand. Otherwise they are equivalent to just a standard flamout addition.
I haven’t done any sort of comparison though but I just use BeerSmith’s whirlpool calulcation to dialin my IBU’s to where I want them (usually aim for 15-20 min) then start chilling after the time is up. Usually by 20 minutes im below 180 anyway (depending on the weather).