By focusing on moisture content, dry matter analysis provides growers with the necessary information to forecast peak harvest windows based on hop cone maturity. Studies have shown a direct correlation between dry matter and cone color. As dry matter increases above 25%, hop quality begins to deteriorate, resulting in diminished color and off aromas. When utilized on a frequent and annual basis, dry matter analysis can predict moisture trends within a given lot and assist growers in refining their harvest schedules to be increasingly efficient.
Turnaround Time 48 Hours
Required Sample Size Minimum 100 grams of un-dried raw hops
Recommended Audience Hop Growers
Recommended Frequency Weekly