22 episodes

The Hop & Brew School® Podcast is an original series focused on connecting the world’s finest brewers with the latest knowledge about hops and brewing solutions so we can all drink better beer. In each episode, experts from Yakima Chief Hops walk you through every aspect of hop growing, processing, applications in beer and everything in between. From propagation to pint, Hop & Brew School teaches beer lovers the science and agriculture surrounding everyone’s favorite ingredient…hops! Have a question or suggestion? Email hopandbrewschool@thebrewingnetwork.com. The Hop & Brew School Podcast is a production of The Brewing Network.

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    • 4.6, 52 Ratings

The Hop & Brew School® Podcast is an original series focused on connecting the world’s finest brewers with the latest knowledge about hops and brewing solutions so we can all drink better beer. In each episode, experts from Yakima Chief Hops walk you through every aspect of hop growing, processing, applications in beer and everything in between. From propagation to pint, Hop & Brew School teaches beer lovers the science and agriculture surrounding everyone’s favorite ingredient…hops! Have a question or suggestion? Email hopandbrewschool@thebrewingnetwork.com. The Hop & Brew School Podcast is a production of The Brewing Network.

    Hop Extracts with Nick Zeigler

    Hop Extracts with Nick Zeigler

    In this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast, Nick Zeigler walks us through all things hop extract. We learn the process of producing hop extracts, as well how to get the most out of using them.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Legacy Hops

    Legacy Hops

    Denny Conn, author of Expiremental Brewing and Simple Brewing, and John Palmer, author of How To Brew, join us on this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast to discuss their favorite legacy hops. These are those wonderful hops we still use today in so many craft beers and homebrews, that are less talked about but never forgotten. We are also joined by homebrewer extraordinaire, Nathan Smith, as the entire crew discuss Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and a few surprised too.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How One Brewer Saved Simcoe®

    How One Brewer Saved Simcoe®

    This is the story of how one very special brewer saved one of the world's most popular hops. Listen in as YCH Chief Supply Chain Officer, Steve Carpenter, and Co-Owner and Brewmaster, Vinnie Cilurzo, from Russian River Brewing Company, tell the story of how Simcoe® was saved from being discarded as a hop variety. Along the way, a family farm was also impacted in more ways than anyone knew. It's a touching tale of a hop head's favorite variety that we might not know today if it weren't for a couple of very popular craft brews.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    History of Yakima Chief Hops

    History of Yakima Chief Hops

    In this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast we are joined by Chief Supply Chain Officer, Co-Founder, and Grower-Owner, Steve Carpenter, as well as one of the founding members of Hopunion LLC and former Director of Craft Sales, Ralph Woodall. They take us on a trip down memory lane to discover how Yakima Chief Hops came to be. Both have been in the industry for decades (generations for Steve) and have a unique perspective on how the hop industry became what we know it to be today. Tune in and learn from two of the legends in the hop industry.
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    • 57 min
    Dry Hopping & Cryo Hops®

    Dry Hopping & Cryo Hops®

    In this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast, we speak with Blaze Ruud, who is the Director of Product Innovation and Key Accounts and Yakima Chief Hops. Blaze has the unique opportunity to work in the field with brewers of all sizes to help develop hopping techniques and product solutions for the entire industry. As part of his research and development, Blaze was a key part of bringing Cryo Hops® to the market and has a lot to share about their use in dry hopping. Tune in and learn about dry hopping techniques at every scale, using Cryo Hops® to maximize your efficiencies, and a rundown of best practices when dry hopping your beer.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hop Industry Updates & Organic Hops

    Hop Industry Updates & Organic Hops

    In this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast, live from HomebrewCon 2019, Corporate Alex joins Justin and Nick to discuss some exciting new ways to explore hops at Yakima Chief. With the recent launch of their all new online store and accompanying smart phone app, Alex explains how searching, researching and ordering hops is easier than ever! We also learn about organic hops at Yakima Chief and the intricate processing required to ensure organic purity. Nick tells us about what hops are available as organic and how you can get them in your craft beer.
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Chris Proulx ,

Best podcast I listen to

I listen to many different podcasts related to craft beer and home brewing and this is by far the most informative one I listen to. The information about hops goes beyond the typical novice information that you sometimes get and delves deep into the science behind why hops give you the flavors and aromas they do as well as why they should be used one versus another. Not for the faint of heart, there is a lot of heady information and I’ve had to listen to some podcasts multiple times in order to glean everything from the episode. I really hope there is going to be more episodes soon. This is by far my favorite podcast.

old Gregg(Gregs Place) ,

Epic Pod

Thanks lads for content. Is absolutely too scientific for me, but i love it!! Gives me more of a goal to understand my beer on a deeper level. Would love to actually go to the school some day. Keep rolling out this awesome content and till next time, prost!

Bprov92 ,

By far the best

I’ve never written or rated a podcast. Ever. But these guys deserve it. The hop oil fraction podcast has some of the best insight into hop compounds and how some hops accentuate flavor notes of others (I’ve played through it several times already). If you are curious about how hops interact throughout EVERY step in the brewing process, then this is a must.

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