New Hop Varieties and Products with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #259

by Brad Smith on June 20, 2022 · 0 comments

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss new hop varieties, hop products including Cryo hops, and further discussion on thiols, thiol-freeing yeast and hop survivability for IPAs.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (43:16)

  • This week I welcome back Stan Hieronymus. Stan is an expert on hops and author of the books For the Love of Hops, Brew Like a Monk, Brewing Local and Brewing with Wheat (Amazon affiliate links).
  • Stan joins me to discuss new hop varieties entering the market, luplin products including Cryo hops and also thiols and hop survivability for IPAs.
  • We start with a discussion of some of Stan’s recent travels and projects.
  • Stan discusses three major hop varieties entering the homebrew market – Talus, Nectaron and Eclipse.
  • We also talk about a number of hop varieties working their way into production including Vista, Liminosa, ADHA 1624, HBC 630, HBC 586, HS 17701, and Helios
  • Stan talks about Luplin powders and related pellet products including Cryo hops. We talk about what they really are as well as how to make best use of these hop products in the whirlpool and for dry hopping.
  • We discuss thiols and their importance in fruity hop profiles and modern IPAs. Stan dives into biotransformations in some detail.
  • We also talk about hop survivability as well as a few of the new yeast strains engineered to free thiols in IPAs to boost fruity flavors.
  • Stan provides some advice on creating fruity IPAs and New England IPAs.
  • He gives us his closing thoughts.

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Thanks to Stan Hieronymus for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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