For the Love of Hops
Stan Hieronymus' expertly crafted new book about the hottest topic in the brewing world: hops. 321 pages of expertise in an easy-to-read and -comprehend format, including a guide to 105 varieties of hops, some still in their experimental and limited-growth phase.
The most thorough and current guide on the subject, and a must-have for any brewer with even a remote interest in this fascinating plant.
From the back cover: "For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize their positive attributes throughout the brewing process. Author Stan Hieronymus starts with the basics of hop chemistry, then examines the important role farmers play and how brewers can best choose the hops they need. He provides fundamental information about and descriptions of more than 100 hop varieties, along with 16 recipes from around the world, including from top U. S. craft brewers. Hieronymus explores hop quality and utilization with an entire chapter devoted to dry hopping. Throughout, Hieronymus' research and accessible writing style educate the reader on the rich history of hops and their development into an essential ingredient in beer."
I usually skip intro's and preludes and the such. I just finished the first chapter and have found every page so far to be having points of interest. Can't wait to finish this most informative book. I am relatively new to brewing (2 years) and need the knowledge in this book to help me understand why I am doing what I am doing and when and with what.
I have an interest in Hops genealogy. I have enjoyed every moment of this book, while I look for the information I am looking for...