As one of the most relevant and volatile components of hops, essential oils are key in understanding hop aroma. In general, the higher the oil content, the more aromatic the hop. Hop growers and brewers alike benefit from this test. Growers can utilize the results to verify that varieties are performing within, or better, than historical averages, while brewers can verify the integrity of their hops and ensure recipe consistency despite annual variances in oil content. It is important to note, this service provides a value for the volume of oil in a hop sample, but does not provide a specific breakdown per oil compound.
Turnaround Time 48 Hours
Required Sample Size Minimum 150 grams of dried hops
Recommended Audience Craft Brewers
Recommended Frequency Weekly
ASBC Methodology Hops 13