Research for hops…

…because the ensurance of raw material supply for the brewery industry and the future of German hop farms are of prime importance.


Drip Irrigation and Fertigation for Hops


Ensuring a regulated water supply as well as a balanced and needs-based nutrition of the hop plant for healthy growth to achieve optimum yields and qualities is becoming increasingly important in view of climate change.

General Meeting 2021 – Press release


Wolnzach/Hüll, March 24, 2021 The General Meeting of the Society for Hop Research (GfH) takes place every year at the start of the new hop season. Due to the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic, the meeting had to be held virtually this year.
In close cooperation with the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture, practical research is carried out at the Hop Research Center in Hüll and work is done on securing the future of Germany as a hop-growing location.

General meeting of the Society for Hop Research takes place as video conference

Genreal meeting as video conference

Due to the current corona situation, the general meeting of the GfH will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 13:30 as a video conference. The executive committee will meet in the training room of the Hop Research Centre in Hüll and will conduct the meeting in a small circle with the necessary hygiene and distance rules.
Members of the GfH can participate in the general meeting by Smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. After registration you will receive a participation link via Microsoft Teams. Participation is possible via any internet browser. You do not need any video conferencing software.

Please register for the meeting by e-mail at Only registered members are admitted to the video general meeting.

Society for Hop Research

Walter König

Miracle Hops

On average, hop grows 10 centimeters a day.
Under favourable conditions it can even grow 35 centimeters a day!

Miracle Hops 2

1516 – the year of the purity law!
Before its issue in the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, beer had even been spiced, with henbane, roots, soot or chips.

Miracle Hops 2

On one hectare hop, 3600 up to 4500 hop plants are grown on average that can be left in the ground for approximately 50 years.

Miracle Hops 2

Until harvest at the end of August, one vine takes 5000 up to 10000 cones.