A musing upon how to apply the "Golden Ratio" to Hop additions

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  1. Silver_Is_Money

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    I've abandoned all effort at attempting to apply the Golden Ratio to the timing of hop additions. I now only see the potential for benefit in applying the ratio to the determination of the IBU's to be targeted for each addition.
     
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    @Silver_Is_Money What about a semi continuous hop addition with the last addition being 1 min then 1.618 min, 2.618 min, 4.235 min, ... up...? Or dividing 60min by 1.618 to get addition times...
     
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    I'm much too lazy for that.
     
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    Notice how I didn't fully work it out. Lol
     
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    But it could be automated, of course...
     
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    Have a little auger feed thing like the one in my pellet smoker.
     
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    Would there be a market for such a device? $45 and programmable? Sits over the boil kettle and drops pre-measured hops at programmable intervals.
     
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    A fish feeder perhaps?

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    That's pretty damn clever
     

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