Hop Testing

Dry Matter Analysis

Dry Matter Analysis

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

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