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Ask the Expert: The Aromas of Tropical Hops

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, answers a question on how to get tropic fruit flavors and aromas into your beer through hops.

Hops: Blending and Pairing

Smart and effective hops pairing is a front-end, preproduction skill that every brewer should work to develop because pairing, blending, and mixing hops increases the odds of getting what you want out of your recipes and beers.

Brewer's Perspectives: Unsung Hops

Certain hops play leading roles, but the supporting actors are just as important and often overlooked. Sean Buchan of Cerebral Brewing shares some of his favorites.

The Complex Case of Thiols

Thiols, also known as mercaptans, are sulfur-containing organic compounds with a sulfur atom bound to a hydrogen atom. Thiols make up less than 1% of the essential oils in a hops cone but might hold a key to the fashionable in-demand tropical flavors.

Hops: Start to Finish

Let’s take a walk through the roles hops play during the brewing and fermentation process.

Estimating AA% Using Calibrated Hop Teas

Growing your own hops isn’t always as simple as planting, harvesting, and brewing. For those who want to get deeper into the science, leading to a more fulfilling brewing experience, here are the steps you need to estimate alpha-acid percentage.

Hop or Artichoke? A Whole Lot of Confusion

It's all about perspective. What some people see as a hops cone, others see as an artichoke, or vice versa. Can the confusion lead to collaboration?

Homebrewing with Homegrown Hops

Growing your own hops is relatively easy. The bines grow quickly through the season, and it won’t take long before it’s time to harvest.

Ask The Experts: Are Hops Harmful to Dogs?

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast answers the question: are hops poisonous for dogs?

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Full Video: Hops: How to Best Use the Spice of Beer

From science to history to implementation, join Josh as he helps you build better hopped beers.