On January 5, 2014 I attended a class about hops at my local home-brew shop, Bitter and Esters. Being that my primary goal for The Brewed Palate is to share my beer related adventures with as many people as possible; I chose to film key parts of the lecture portion of the class. As the most experience home brewer at this particular class (aside from John LaPolla, owner of Bitter & Esters and teacher of this class), I was familiar with most of the material being discussed. However, in the end I did learn a fair amount and liked that John was well prepared for the class and discussed various perspectives on each topic. I feel that homebrewers of all experience levels can learn something from this duo of videos about hops.
The above video represents the first half of my footage from the class….Cheers!
Handouts (Alpha Acids, Essential Oils, Aromatics, Hop Profiles, and Recipe and tasting notes for the single hop beers served after the lecture portion of the class).