Definitions for "HBU"
Keywords:  homebrew, bittering, beer, hop, gallons
See Homebrew Bitterness Units
Homebrew Bitterness Unit. HBU's allow the homebrewer to determine the approximate bitterness of beer. HBU's are useful when formulating recipes, adjusting hop amounts for varying alpha acid amounts and adjusting batch sizes. One HBU is defined as one ounce of 1% aau in five gallons of beer.
Home bittering units.The approximate alpha acids in the beer.This is done by multiplying the alpha acid by the amiount of hops in the boil for more than 15 min.
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