Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $4.99 shipping
For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (Brewing Elements) Paperback – Illustrated, December 16, 2012
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From the Publisher
The Culture and Romance of Hops
Many may not be aware of the journey hops take to bring them, neatly baled or pressed into blocks and pellets, into the brewhouse. Stan paints a detailed and, at times, personal portrait of the life of hops, weaving technical information about hop growing and anatomy with insights from families who have been running their hop farms for generations. The author takes the reader on a tour of the main growing regions of central Europe, where the famous landrace varieties of Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Germany originate, to England and thence to North America, and latterly, Australia and New Zealand.
The germplasm collection at Czech Hop Research Institute in Žatec contains long-held varieties that can be cultivated for use today. Growing hops and supplying the global brewing industry has always been a hard-nosed business, and Stan presents statistics on yields, acreage, wilt and other diseases, interspersed with words from the farmers themselves that illustrate the challenges and uncertainties hop growers face.
Bring in the Torpedos!
Adding hops is not as simple as it sounds, and Stan’s research illustrates that if you ask ten brewers about something you will get eleven opinions. Early additions, late additions, continuous hopping, first wort hopping, and hop bursting are all discussed with a healthy dose of pragmatic wisdom from brewers and a pinch of chemistry. The author uncovers hop plugs, hop coffins, and the “pendulum method,” along with the famous hop rocket and hop torpedo used by some of America’s leading craft breweries. Every brewer has their dry hopping method and, gratifyingly, many are happy to share with the author, making this chapter a great source for inspiration and ideas. In this image: Sierra Nevada Brewing has had to commission many new “torpedoes” as Torpedo Extra IPA has grown in popularity. They can link together to dry hop large tanks.
Hop Reference Catalog
The author gives details about some of the most well-known varieties—Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, Golding, Fuggle, Cluster, Cascade, Willamette, Citra, Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin, and many others—and their history of use in the Old World and New World. The section culminates in a catalog of 105 hop varieties in use today, with a brief description of character and vital statistics for each.
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
- Paperback : 326 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1938469011
- ISBN-13 : 978-1938469015
- Product Dimensions : 5.94 x 0.82 x 8.89 inches
- Publisher : Brewers Publications; Illustrated Edition (December 16, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews: