Lab
Created several years ago to ensure the quality of hops grown for VGF under the Amarillo® brand, HopTechnic® has evolved into a fully functional laboratory that performs a wide range of testing. HopTechnic® is a subsidiary of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Common Questions

Is HopTechnic® a certified lab?

Yes, HopTechnic® is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited lab and offers several accredited tests as part of our scope.

What tests are involved in the hop assessments?

Generally, hop assessments involve analysis of color, moisture content, alpha/beta acids, total oil, and terpenes as well as aroma analysis.

Where/When do I drop off samples?

Samples can be dropped off at or shipped to 6371 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98948. During harvest, we accept samples M-S from 7am to 5pm. Off-season samples are accepted M-F from 8am-4pm. If shipping samples, please contact us for shipping requirements.

Are there any other tests offered that are not listed?

We do offer testing services not listed here. Please contact us to see if we can accommodate your testing needs.

Packages

Brewing and hop related lab packages are listed below. Please inquire for bulk discounts and custom services tailored to your specific needs.

  • Comprehensive Brewing Assessment$650/batch
    Our strongest value for quality control and replicable scientific data on flavor and aroma consistency for hop products. Pre-fermentation, fermentation time stamp, and finished beer assessment of thiol composition and aroma assessments of hops, yeast, and liquid wort and beer.
  • Standard Hop Assessment$300/sample
    An enhanced package that includes everything from the comprehensive hop assessment, but excludes the thiol fingerprinting.
  • Standard Thiol Hop Assessment$350/lot
    Entry level to tracking sulfur thiol fingerprints and quality control of your hops year over year.
  • Quantitative Hop Assessment$80/sample
    Alpha/beta, total oil, moisture content analysis of hop samples
  • Comprehensive Hop Assessment$500/lot
    The baseline for hop quality control. All hop tests including terpene and thiol analysis, aroma analysis, alpha acids, beta acids, total oil, iso-alpha, moisture content and dry matter assessment.
  • Aroma Assessment$115/lot
    Spider chart aroma assessment to gain insight into sensory dynamics of your hop lots.
  • HopTechnics™ Mobile App IntegrationPlease inquire
  • TruePellet™ Custom Hop CertificationPlease inquire
  • Harvest Timing AssessmentPlease inquire
  • Field MonitoringPlease inquire

A La Carte Services

*These tests are part of our ISO/IEC 17025:2017 scope

  • Terpene and Thiol Analysis$225
  • Thiol Analysis$200
  • Terpene Analysis$120
  • Aroma Analysis$100
  • Alpha & Beta Acids$50
  • Total Oil$50
  • Iso-Alpha Acids$40
  • Moisture Content & Dry Matter Assessment$25
Sometimes things change! HopTechnic® reserves the right to change prices without prior notifcation.