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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

ZIEMANN publishes White Paper on the selection and use of cylindro-conical tanks (CCTs)

What does the surface roughness of a cylindro-conical fermentation, storage or pressure tank (CCT) actually imply? How do I protect it against weather effects in the long run? Or: Is there an ideal ratio between wort height and vessel diameter? Some of these questions are regularly asked.

ZIEMANN International GmbH has now published a White Paper that answers the most important questions in this regard.
The White Paper “What brewers need to know about the quality characteristics of CCTs - and what must be considered when planning your tank cellar” asks and answers specifically questions concerning relevant standards, material and processing, tank cooling and planning of the tank volume. The paper comprises 13 pages with numerous supporting figures and ZIEMANN also uses it to provide handy hints based on more than 160 years of practical experience in tank construction.

The White Paper can be downloaded free of charge at www.ziemann.com/en/whitepaper.

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The ZIEMANN White Paper answers the most important questions regarding the selection and use of CCVs. It can be downloaded free of charge right now. (photo: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware, USA)

12 Июл. 2015

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