Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

Harnessing the Bitterness of Beer with Hops

 boys drinking beer and having funNot all beers are created equal. The main difference is usually in the formula that translates to the bitterness of the beer. Hops bring the bitterness and aroma into the beer. Galaxy hops are among the most popular varieties of hops. It is used in craft beers, especially for pale ales and IPAs, fruit beers, wheat beers, and wild ales.

Understanding Hops

Hops are the flower of the hop plant, which is a type of vine without the tendril. Beer is made with malted barley, yeast, hops, and water. Hops are a secondary ingredient, used mainly for flavor, aroma, balance, and depth. It is a preservative and a stabilizing agent. It is added to the brew during the early stages to give it the right level of bitterness.

When added near the end of the brewing process, it adds aroma. Microbrewers experiment with hops to give the beer a distinct taste and aroma. In addition, different hops impart different flavors. It also matters whether freshly harvested hops or dried hops are used.

Beer Qualities

The bitterness of a beer is not entirely dependent on the hops. Dark beer has a bitter taste due to the roasted malt. The hops add flavor, but the main draw is the rich smoky flavor of the malt. Although hops are the most common bittering agents, other ingredients were also used even before hops became the de facto agent. These included different herbs and spices, the combination of which was called gruit. It took some experimentation with the gruit composition to create the desired quality.

Brewing the beer is a science. However, mixing the ingredients to come up with a particular taste takes a lot of experimenting, imagination, and creativity. It’s not an easy job, as the beer must go through the whole process before it can be tasted.

Modern Dating Apps Depend on Online Information

Many hand cursors mouse clicking red heart buttonToday’s online dating apps change the way people meet and connect with others. However, the way it works is not as simple as looking through hundreds of potential matches. There are a lot of algorithms and artificial intelligence used in modern online dating. These algorithms connect different social media accounts to vouch for a person. Because of this, there are few apps that require the user to answer questions about themselves since the information is already online.

The Power of AI

We see the power of AI and the way it takes information from a user’s online actions through our everyday use of the internet. Facebook harvests information from users to tailor their newsfeed to their preferences. Google uses user habits to provide the appropriate advertisements and search result.

Users’ information provides a smoother the user relevant data on searches. Technology such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are prime examples of personal assistants that comb through a person’s information to provide relevant data.

Laser Focus

One of the first online dating sites, Match.com, debuted in 1995. Since then, dating sites have evolved to smartphone apps and changed the way people perceive online dating. Like social media and advanced technology, dating apps use algorithms and AI to determine people to suggest or recommend to users.

It is up to the user to come up with an appropriate action when presented with these choices. The information about a person already exists online, and this is what apps mine. Depending on the apps’ algorithm and AI, the recommendations can be close to the user’s ideal.

Dating apps are dependent on algorithms and AI. The AI can recommend a person close to the user’s ideal, or it can appear like a random choice. AI is a promising idea for a dating app, considering the huge amount of information available to everyone online.