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Article Number - 4027AE2252


Vol.2(2), pp. 16-22 , April 2011

ISSN: 2141-2197



Full Length Research Paper

Volatile components of aroma hops (Humulus lupulus L.) commonly used in beer brewing


Marcelina R. Nance and William N. Setzer




Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama 35899, USA.


Email: wsetzer@chemistry.uah.edu






 Accepted: 24 January 2011  Published: 30 April 2011

Copyright © 2011 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The essential oils from seven different aroma (finishing) varieties of hops (Humulus lupulus L.), “Cascade”, “Hallertauer”, “Northern Brewer”, “Saaz”, “Sterling”, “Vanguard”, and “Willamette”, were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. A total of 98 compounds were identified with myrcene and α-humulene dominating the profiles. “Cascade” and “Northern Brewer” were rich in monoterpene hydrocarbons, chiefly myrcene, while sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, mostly α-humulene, dominated “Hallertauer”, “Saaz”, “Sterling”, and “Vanguard”. “Willamette” had an even distribution of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.

 

Key words: Chemical composition, aroma hops, cascade, Hallertauer, Northern Brewer, Saaz, Sterling, Vanguard, Willamette.

 


APA (2011). Volatile components of aroma hops (Humulus lupulus L.) commonly used in beer brewing. Journal of Brewing and Distilling, 2(2), 16-22.
Chicago Marcelina R. Nance and William N. Setzer. "Volatile components of aroma hops (Humulus lupulus L.) commonly used in beer brewing." Journal of Brewing and Distilling 2, no. 2 (2011): 16-22.
MLA Marcelina R. Nance and William N. Setzer. "Volatile components of aroma hops (Humulus lupulus L.) commonly used in beer brewing." Journal of Brewing and Distilling 2.2 (2011): 16-22.
   
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