Survivables: Unpacking Hot-Side Hop Flavor

Survivables: Unpacking Hot-Side Hop Flavor Why hops like Idaho 7 might be so good at imparting saturated hop flavor to beer O ne of the things I obsess with at Sapwood is tasting our hop-forward beers pre-dry hop. After a tank has been soft crashed down to 58°F (14°C)...

A Look at pH in Hoppy Beers

A Look at pH in Hoppy Beers Heavy dry hopping will increase the final pH of beer, but does it matter?  A Look at pH in Hoppy Beers H ow important is the final pH of beer? What factors can play a role in altering the final pH of beer? What are the pH ranges that people...

What We Know About Dry Hopping

What We Know About Dry Hopping Free sample chapter from my book titled, “The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor.”      About the Book: In The NEW IPA, Scott Janish scours through hundreds of academic studies, collecting and...

A Case for Short And Cool Dry Hopping

A Case for Short And Cool Dry Hopping Using the latest hop science as a guide. W hen researching for a book I self-published in May of 2019 called The New IPA: A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor, I was struck how the collection of hop science was leading me to...

Thiol Driver

Thiol Driver  Scientifically-driven Hoppy Lager Designed to Push Fruity Hop Thiols O ne of the reasons I love grinding through academic brewing papers is because sometimes findings from multiple studies can come together and inspire something new for me to try. This...

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

During the summer of 2016, I decided I was going to do it. I was going to write a book. I didn’t realize at the time it would take me over two years. I didn’t know I would have to read nearly 1,000 papers on brewing. I didn’t realize the project...