hops

Scott Mast from Hang’em High Hops and Chris Vogel from Great Lakes hops join me this week to discuss growing and producing hops in Michigan. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser […]

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. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 […]

Hop Forms and New Hop Products

by Brad Smith on December 7, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at some of the new hop products and forms of hops available to professional and home brewers. We’re fortunate to live in an era of hop forward beers, and brewers have a wide variety of products available to create great beers. Dried Hop Forms The vast majority of hops […]

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss hop survivables, biotransformations, and understanding which hop oils survive the brewing process. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio […]

This week I take a look at IBU levels in beer, how they are estimated and how they are measured in ways that may surprise most brewers! This article started with a question from a brewer who simply asked “Is the IBU estimate produced by BeerSmith a measure of IBUs before fermentation or in the […]

This week I take a look at hop aroma oils and some of the best ways to get them into your beer. Fragile hop aroma oils can be very challenging both due to their low vapor/boiling point and low solubility. What are Hop Aroma Oils? Aromatic hop oils are oils in the hop cone that […]

Scott Mast and Chris Vogel join me this week to discuss Great Lakes proprietary hops and the resurgence of hop growing in the Midwestern US. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser […]

Adrian Cook joins me this week from Blue Lake Hops to discuss brewing with wet hops and a new fresh wet hop product they are producing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your […]

Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss foam and head retention in beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in This Week’s […]

Sensory Analysis of Hop Aroma for Beer

by Brad Smith on October 19, 2020 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at methods for doing sensory analysis of hops as well as some of the resources available to understand hop flavor and aroma better. Understanding Hop Flavor and Aroma For a few years now I’ve been doing presentations on beer recipe design where I encourage brewers to get more familiar […]

Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss brewing fruity IPAs and using fruit in your IPAs. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in […]

BeerSmith Yeast and Hop Updates 2020 Available

by Brad Smith on July 18, 2020 · 1 comment

I recently posted both yeast and hops updates for BeerSmith 3 and BeerSmith 2 to the add-ons server in BeerSmith. These are recommended downloads for BeerSmith users. These add-ons update the core yeast and hops listings to include new yeasts such as Kveik as well as some 63 new hop varieties. To download these updates, […]

Hop Utilization in the Whirlpool for Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on December 18, 2019 · 0 comments

This week we take a close look at hop utilization in the whirlpool. With the wild popularity of IPA beer styles, whirlpool hops have become an important part of modern brewing. Whirlpool Hopping and Aroma Oils Whirlpool or “steeped” hopping is a technique where you add your hops after flame-out and let them steep at […]

High Altitude Beer Brewing and Hop Utilization

by Brad Smith on December 8, 2019 · 1 comment

I often hear from brewers who live at altitude asking about how to adjust their beer brewing recipes. Living at a higher altitude means that both water and wort will boil at a lower temperature which leads to lower hop utilization. I spent six years living near Albuquerque in New Mexico, with four of those […]

John Palmer and Stan Hieronymus join me this week for a special episode #200 beer brewing question and answer session. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-200-Anniversary.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (52:42) This […]