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November/December 2011

Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2011 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue. In this issue, we examine the 2011 hops and barley crops and discuss other topics such as hop contracting.

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2011 World Barley and Hops Harvest

Floods, rains, drought, and storms—some at the worst possible times—led to poor growing conditions in many key agricultural areas around the world.

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The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2011 BA Hop Usage Survey

The purpose of the BA Hop Usage Survey has been one of empowerment, serving a purpose not just of education, but of communication between brewers and growers.

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The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

How to Estimate Your Forward Hop Contracts

Until brewers’ forward hop contracting closely matches what they actually use, farmers will continue to play “catch up” in trying to match what they grow with what we want.

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The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Draught Beer Quality Manual Excerpt

New sections on pressure, elevation, and blended gas highlight the recently updated Draught Beer Quality Manual published by the Brewers Association.

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The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Predicting Brewhouse Efficiency

We typically think of using more grain as a way to increase the gravity of a fixed volume of wort. Instead, think of using more grain to increase the volume of low-gravity wort.

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