What can you expect?
Please ensure that all samples for testing are delivered to our lab by the days and dates indicated below so that we can ensure a timely response. Hop samples will be processed in the order they are received, with fresh samples given priority over dried. During the harvest season, please deliver samples to us by Wednesday each week to ensure results by the following Friday.
CBEL Hop analysis schedule for 2019
|Month||Samples Received By:|
|May||May 22, 2019|
|June||June 19, 2019|
|July||July 24, 2019|
|November||November 20, 2019|
|December||December 18, 2019|
Mail or hand-deliver your sample(s) to the following address:
Cornell Brewing Extension Lab Attn: Kaylyn Kirkpatrick
NYSAES-110 Agricultural Sciences Research Laboratory
665 W. North Street
Geneva, NY 14456 USA
Hops Analyses (Fresh or Dried Hops)
Alpha and Beta Acids - $30
- Alpha and beta acids are indicative of harvest maturity and characteristic of hop cultivar.
- Sample Size Needed: 10 grams
Moisture - $15
- Harvesting when hops are at their ideal harvest moisture content (~ 80%) maximizes hop quality.
- Hop moisture (commonly reported as percent dry matter) is an important value for harvest determination.
Sample Size Needed: 10 grams
Total Oils - $30
- Hop oils contribute aroma to beer, and oil content can be a quality indicator of hops samples.
- Includes: 10% moisture adjusted total oil content (mL/100 g hops) and moisture (%)
- Sample Size Needed: 100 grams
Sampling instructions for fresh hops:
- Representative sample (not the “best” or “worst” looking)
- Sealed bag (zip top closure)
- Next day deliver before 1 pm
- Cold packed
Sampling instructions for dried hops:
- Representative sample (in “to be sold” condition)
- Sealed bag (zip top closure or vacuum sealed foil barrier package)