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Books About Hops
« on: September 14, 2014, 12:45:56 PM »
I just finished reading For the Love of Hops. It was a great read with many interesting stories about the history, who grows them, and how the pros use them. There are some useful technical details, but not to the extent you find in the yeast and water books of the Brewers Elements series.

I am looking for recommendations for books about hops that cover the more technical details like the major compounds, effects on fermentation, recipe formulation, biology, etc.

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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 07:28:32 PM »
I just finished reading For the Love of Hops. It was a great read with many interesting stories about the history, who grows them, and how the pros use them. There are some useful technical details, but not to the extent you find in the yeast and water books of the Brewers Elements series.

I am looking for recommendations for books about hops that cover the more technical details like the major compounds, effects on fermentation, recipe formulation, biology, etc.

Thanks

Dan
Frankly, I don't think you're going to find anything with greater technical details outside of Stan's book unless you start reading through journal articles. A lot of Stan's info is based on very recent research. And there is still a whole lot of research that is ongoing, which is probably why there's no real consensus on things like recipe formulation and so on.

For the Love of Hops is the best book on Hops that I've seen so far.
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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 07:44:26 PM »
+1. The big breweries have historically funded most of the brewing chemistry research in this country, and their interest has been almost entirely in alpha acids. I was pleasantly surprised by how much cutting-edge research made it into Stan's book.
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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 08:07:54 PM »
Anyone really interested in digging into hops should plan on attending Hop and Brew School at Hop Union.  Amazing experience.
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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 08:21:22 PM »
I would love to sometime. Sounds incredible.

EDIT - I've already been wanting to move to the PNW for awhile. That might seal the deal.   ;)
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 08:33:25 PM »
Im thinking seriously of attending next year. Seems aa shame to be an hour away and not go.

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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 04:42:39 AM »
I am currently reading a textbook entitled "Hop Production (Developments in Crop Science 16)" by Vaclav Rybacek. 

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Re: Books About Hops
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 06:20:12 PM »
My first hop book was "Using Hops" by Mark Garetz. Lots of information has come up since then, but it is a good read with great base information. It's hard to find a copy, but worth it if you can.