Dr. Shellhammer is the Nor’Wester Endowed Professor of Fermentation Science in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University where he leads the brewing science education, research and outreach programs. He is recognized globally for his brewing research which investigates hops and beer quality and the origins of hop aroma and flavor in beer. At OSU he teaches courses about brewing science and technology, beer and raw materials analyses, and the history, business, and technology of the wine, beer and spirits industries. Dr. Shellhammer received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1996. During the 2008-2009 academic year while on sabbatical leave from OSU he worked at the Technical University of Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Dr. Shellhammer has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and over 130 professional presentations. During 2016 – 2018 he serves as the President of the District NW MBAA, from 2014 2015 he was the President of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, and since 2007 he has served on the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.
August 17th, 2020 | 16 mins 46 secs
This was the very first episode of The Master Brewers Podcast, recorded during the 2016 WBC. As we prepare to kick off the all-virtual 2020 WBC in just a few weeks, this seems like the perfect opportunity to listen in on what was happening during the 2016 WBC.
Episode 038: Comparison of the Contributions of Hop Pellets, Supercritical Fluid Hop Extracts, and Extracted Hop Material to the Hop Aroma and Terpenoid Content of Kettle-Hopped Lager Beers
April 27th, 2020 | 26 mins 10 secs
Our friends from OSU join us to talk about a peer-reviewed paper comparing hop pellets, CO2 extracts, and spent hop material in kettle hop additions.
March 16th, 2020 | 32 mins 59 secs
New information from OSU regarding how hop kiln temperature impacts hop quality.
February 17th, 2020 | 24 mins 53 secs
Tom Shellhammer joins us from the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary to shed some light on the inefficiencies of dry hopping.
September 30th, 2019 | 46 mins 4 secs
We dig into a couple of peer-reviewed papers from the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly that help us navigate the complexities of hop aroma and make better beer.
April 15th, 2019 | 28 mins 11 secs
Tom Shellhammer is back (This time, live from CBC in Denver) to talk about the latest findings regarding varietal differences in hop creep. Jeff Clawson also joins us to talk about the new brewery at OSU.
July 30th, 2018 | 37 mins 21 secs
Luke Chadwick (Bell's), Andy Farrell (Bell's), Tom Shellhammer (OSU), and Jason Perkins (Allagash) take a deep dive into the phenomenon known as Dry Hop Creep.