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Malting and Raw Materials

Hops: Types and Forms

Hops are not only available as whole leaf, and pellets. Learn more.


Materials, Hop, Whole Leaf, Pellets, Extracts, Isomerized, Oils


This lecture briefly describes the different types and forms of hops and how they are produced. As well, mostly important for the brewers, the actual utilization rate of those different types of hops is addressed. It is important because the hops that you have so carefully selected must be preserved in order to achieve the highest bitterness, and desired aromatic contribution.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the different types or forms of hops currently available to the brewers
  • Explain how they are being processed or produced
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each group
  • Discuss the percentage of utilization of each group

Lecture developed by

Richard Dubé

Richard Dubé is a French Canadian residing in the US since 1993. Richard worked in the Brewing industry for 20years. He has a B.Sc. in Microbiology- Biochemistry, and earned an Associate Diploma from the Institute of Brewing, London, England. Richard first worked with Molson Breweries in Quality Control and Research. Then he occupied various positions in all Production departments while with Labatt's/Budweiser. Richard relocated to the US when offered the responsibilities of Product Development and Quality Control in several contract brewing sites under Boston Beer Company. Two years after working at bringing the BBC culture to the newly acquired Sam Adams Brewery in Cincinnati, Richard partially retired from brewing in 2000. He completed his Master in Art of Teaching and taught high school science for the next ten years. Richard actively returned to the brewing industry first as Brewmaster, then Vice-President Brewing and Quality for Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. Richard is currently the Siebel Director of online Education and the co-founder and Brewmaster of Braxton Brewing Company.

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Lecture Duration (Narration)
36 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase

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Lecture Duration
36 minutes

Lecture Availability
10 days from purchase



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