hops analysis methods

Asked March 20, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

Would like to obtain detailed chemical analytical methods for hops analyses: alpha and beta acids, essential oils, storage index, etc. Considering performing analyses locally for our hops farm plus some other local farms

Boulder County Colorado

1 Response

Methods for hops analysis can be found at the American Society of Brewing Chemist Methods of Analysis at http://www.asbcnet.org/MOA/toc.aspx
Unfortunately, you have to be a member to actually see the method. Your nearest University Library should have a hard copy, likely in the Reference section. Otherwise, I would try to get a copy of the book through inter-library loan from your local library. OR, if you know someone that works at a brewery they may have a copy and may let you borrow the book to copy the chapters on Hops Methods.
Good Luck,