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Tag: Hop oils

Hops in 3D!

After coming across Scott Janish’s exciting hop visualizations and tools yesterday, I needed to explore this Hopunion dataset for myself. I was excited to throw some statistical clustering and dimension reduction methods at the hop varieties on the basis of their oil composition. The oil composition of hops drive their distinct flavour and aroma contribution to beer… you can see why a brewer would be interested. In a simple case this information could be used to inform hop substitution, but more excitedly it could perhaps help develop new hop combinations in beer.