The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops
Stan Hieronymus is a professional journalist and amateur brewer who has made beer his beat since 1993. His travels have taken him to breweries in every state in the country. The editor at RealBeer.com, he's penned hundreds of articles for periodicals and publications and has co-authored four books with his wife, Daria Labinsky: Brewing Local (2016), For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (2012), Brewing with Wheat (2010) and Brew like a Monk (2005) for Brewers Publications and contributed to several other publications, including 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die.
Table of Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Me to Mirror: So You Want to Write a Book About Hops? About the Book 1. The Hop and Aroma Hop Oils: Secrets Not Yet Revealed Less Is More and Other Aroma Secrets Hop Aroma Impact The Language of Aroma and Flavor Why You Smell Tomahto and I Smell 2. A Plant With a Past We Like the Hop That Grows on This Side of the Road' 3. A Plant With a Future 4. Growing Hops Location, Location, Location Size Matters, But So Does Family 5. Harvesting Hops Turning Acres of Hops Into Bales Rubbing and Sniffing A Brewer's Guide to Evaluating and Selecting Hops 6. The Hop Store Pelletizing & Pellet Products Hop Extracts Advanced Hop Products From Admiral to Zeus 7. Hops in the Brewhouse Alpha Acids and Beta Acids The Bitterness Drift Understanding IBU and Calculating Utilization Ready, Set, Start Adding Hops Post-Boil Hopping 8. Dry Hopping The Universal Questions Form Temperature Quantity Residence Time and Number of Additions Fermenter Geometry Yeast Varieties The Slurry Method Hop Cannon Torpedo 9. The Good, the Bad, and the Skunky Hop Quality Group: A Learning Process Pellets: Easier to Store but Just as Fragile Polyphenols and Phenols Skunky' by Any Other Name (Imported') Is Still a Fault Some Like Their Hops Slightly Aged, Some Quite Old Dry Hopping and Flavor Stability 10. What Works About the Recipes The Recipes Old World's Mantra, Brasserie de la Senne Indian Brown Ale, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery New Zealand Pale Ale, Epic Brewing and Good George Brewing Union Jack IPA, Firestone Walker Brewing Fuller's 1845, Fuller, Smith & Turner Kissmeyer Stockholm Syndrom Imperial IPA, Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing Red Ale, Marble Brewery English Lager, Meantime Brewing 14 Tmav Speciln Pivo, Pivovar Kout na umave Bavarian Helles, Private Landbrauerei Schnram Mein Nelson Sauvin, G. Schneider & Sohn Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Hopfen, Urban Chestnut Brewing Kellerpils, Victory Brewing Verboten, Weyerbacher Brewing 11. Epilogue Bibliography Index