The trend in craft beer is to enjoy higher IBU’s (International Bittering Units) than in the past. Make your Barons beer kit as usual, remove about 4 L of the wort and place into a stainless steel pot. Add your hops and simmer for one hour. Once cooled add the 4 L of malt to your primary. Stir in your bentonite and sprinkle your yeast on the surface.
The rule of thumb is:
• Aroma Hops – simmer for less than 5 minutes or dry hop in your primary
• Flavouring Hops- simmer for 15 – 30 minutes
• Bittering Hops – simmer for 1 hour as above