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Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® contributor Stan Hieronymus, author of For the Love of Hops and Brewing Local, joins the podcast for an in-depth look at the hop industry, trends in hop use, new hops entering the commercial market, and more. Along the way, he covers:
- Hop agricultural trends past and present, and their impact on the overall hop market
- Lessons from the hop crash of 2007-08
- New and forthcoming varietals from various breeding programs around the world
- Current research on hop creep and factors influencing it
- Alternate kilning routines to minimize hop creep
- The impact of hop varieties and years on hop creep
- Reusing hops in the brewhouse
- Essential oil and alpha/beta acid impact when reusing hops
- The historical tradition of hop reuse
- New Southern Hemisphere hops development and new releases
This may be the hoppiest episode we’ve ever recorded—quadruple-hopped for intense hop character, but soft and juicy and never bitter.
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