Hop Topic! Making Sense of Terpens, Thiols, and Biotransformation in the Quest for Unique Hop Expression

  • Speaker:
  • Mike Brennan
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2020

Brewing modern, hop-forward beer styles requires us to look beyond alpha acids and focus on hop oils, their constituents, and how addition timing and fermentation processes affect hop aroma. Centered around the latest hops research, we will examine several families of hop compounds and their contributions to bitterness, flavor, and aroma. We will discuss brewing conditions and hop addition timing to optimize hop oil extraction, biotransformation, and aroma expression.

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