Thanks to an ongoing partnership, Niagara College is offering full-service alpha beta testing to Ontario hop growers for the 2016 season.
All OHGA members are entitled to a 15% discount on the cost of the lab testing services, which will be conducted using official methods of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, through The Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre team at its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.
Under the system, samples are analyzed on Thursdays, provided they are received by the College by 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Results will be sent within 2 business days. More testing days will be allocated during harvest time if there is greater demand.
Growers will be provided with a template for pricing and sample submission. An invoice will be sent by email after the analysis is complete.
|Quantity Required||Lab Service Description||Price per sample|
|100g||Alpha acids, beta acids, hop storage index (H.S.I.) values||$50.00|
|100g||Harvest Package: Alpha acids, beta acids, hop storage index (H.S.I.) values + moisture analysis||$70.00|
- Total alpha acids (%)
- Total beta acids (%)
- Hop Storage Index (H.S.I.)
- Moisture analysis
- The College will be adding more services to the price list as they become available.
To qualify for the discount, one must be a current member of the OHGA.
The Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products or processes. The hops testing service is a result of a 2015 Ontario Hops Benchmark project with OHGA and Niagara College.
To request testing or for more information please contact Kristine Canniff, Niagara College Canada.
t: 905-641-2252, ext. 4198