Chris Swersey, technical brewing projects coordinator for the Brewers Association looks at the possible effects of the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board, the 2011 crop and the future of the barley market.
November/December 2011 Online Extra by John Holl
Barley growers use updated risk management tools when they choose to plant barley instead of other crops.
Very basic information about hop breeding and resources.
2011 Barley & Hop Crop progress updates
Annual USDA hop acreage report contains some good news for craft brewers with several key aroma varieties seeing significant acreage increases
A review of hop components, isomerization of alpha acids, skunking and UV light in the context of sterilization
Brewers of organic beers and yeast supply companies may be affected by pending regulatory changes...
Using dry lubricants on your bottling conveyors can save money and water and improve safety...
Summaries of ongoing technical research into hops are available to BA members, along with hop market statistical reports