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Offline yso191

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Hop Report
« on: January 16, 2014, 07:35:10 AM »
A segment of a larger article on 2013 World Hop production (http://www.brewersguardian.com/index.php/features/1711.html):

"Increasing demand from the burgeoning US craft brewing movement is driving a shift in planting of hop varieties, away from higher alpha varieties in favour of aroma varieties. George reported a 50:50 split between alpha and aroma acreage, compared to a ratio of 70:30 four years ago."

So how come hop producers still put something as useless as Beta Acid content on hop packaging but not even total oils let alone a breakdown of which oils are present in what quantities.  I hope it won't take the industry long to figure out that this is a key piece of info.
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Re: Hop Report
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 07:55:33 AM »
One thing to note, many of the "newer" aroma varieties are also high alpha. Simcoe, mosaic, citra, nelson sauvin, Amarillo, caliente.
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Re: Hop Report
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 07:17:19 PM »
A segment of a larger article on 2013 World Hop production (http://www.brewersguardian.com/index.php/features/1711.html):

"Increasing demand from the burgeoning US craft brewing movement is driving a shift in planting of hop varieties, away from higher alpha varieties in favour of aroma varieties. George reported a 50:50 split between alpha and aroma acreage, compared to a ratio of 70:30 four years ago."

So how come hop producers still put something as useless as Beta Acid content on hop packaging but not even total oils let alone a breakdown of which oils are present in what quantities.  I hope it won't take the industry long to figure out that this is a key piece of info.

I believe the Beta Acid Content plays a role in the Hop Storage Index number.  Dont quote me tho
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Re: Hop Report
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 04:16:33 AM »
If I had to guess, I'd say beta acid just wants to get along, while alpha acids tend to be thrill seekers and a bit bossy