Podcast Episode 148: Stan Hieronymus on New Developments in the World of Hops

Author Stan Hieronymus offers his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the hop industry, along with updates on recent research into hops-related process concerns like hop creep and reusing hops.

Jamie Bogner Aug 14, 2020

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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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