Dr Glenn Tinseth, the author of the Tinseth equation for estimating bitterness is my guest this week. The Tinseth equation is the most widely used equation for estimating bitterness by brewers from around the world. Glenn talks about hops, bitterness, international bitterness units, hop utilization and much more.
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- This week my guest is Dr Glenn Tinseth (realbeer.com/hops)- the author of the Tinseth equation for hop utilization
- I mention I’ll be attending the National Homebrewers Conference in June
- We talk about Glenn’s introduction to brewing, and his research into hops
- International Bitterness Units (IBUs) and his research into hop utilization
- Hop flavor compounds
- His thoughts on recent research that utilization may be independent of wort gravity
- IBU measurement vs the perception of bitterness
- Why brewers tend to be focused on numbers
- How engineers shaped the early focus of brewers as the hobby evolved during the mid 1990’s
- Aromatic hop compounds and what they do for beer
- Glenn’s summer job at Mad River Brewing
Thanks again to Glenn Tinseth for agreeing to do the interview!
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