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Hop Market Situation: Hop Harvest 2016

Hops are a natural product. We all know that. But it would still be nice, and most of all helpful, if hops (in particular the one we’re on the hunt for) were always available. Unfortunately that’s not...
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The colour green – or why hops ought to be selected in the dark

Green is the colour of hope. The word is derived from the Old High German verb “gruoen”, meaning “to grow”, “to sprout” or “to flourish”. No wonder that hops are green, then. But do they have to be? Does...
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England and its hops

England´s hop growing areas There are conflicting accounts about the beginning of hop farming in England. The general consensus is that hop cultivation was introduced to England between the beginning and...
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Whole Cone Hops vs. Pellets vs. Extract

First off let’s look at a table where one can see the different yields from the brewhouse into finished beer of different hop products. These yields are based on the resulting amount of bittering...
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The Myth of the Hop – 4 persistent untruths about hops

It’s wonderful that hops have become the subject of so much writing and discussion. It’s just unfortunate that in the process so many (false) myths are being passed on – in countless forums and blogs, on...
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