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WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF POLLINATED HOPS IN BEER? In the world of hops, the male plants are mostly considered as gate-crashers and utilized only for controlled pollination. In English hops, pollinated cones are accepted, however over the centuries prejudices have been established that seeded hops decrease flavour stability due to increased amounts of fatty…  Read More

THE BITTER, TWISTED TRUTH OF THE HOP: 50 YEARS OF HOP CHEMISTRY These two very well known authors, Patrick Ting and David Ryder, guide us through a history of hop chemistry. They reveal the “bitter, twisted truth of the hop”, detailing the discovery of hop acids and their transformation to the many innovations that led…  Read More

This Newsletter covers newest research from the ASBC Annual Meeting, June 4–7, Sanibel   LOOKING FOR THE WHOLE RANGE OF BITTER ACIDS? The common bitter acids in beer are usually analyzed using different HPLC industry methods. In Case you are in the possession of an underused LC-Q-ToF-MS why not try a HRMS (High Resolution Mass…  Read More

This Newsletter covers newest research from the ASBC Annual Meeting, June 4–7, Sanibel   LATER HARVEST – MORE GRAPEFRUIT This is one of the outcomes of this Japanese research team looking into the influence of harvest date of hops. Specifically they looked into the varieties Cascade, Furano Beauty and Furano Magical; the latter two are…  Read More