My Experience in Lambic Land

From the Countrysides of Belgium and France to Bars in Brussels was lucky enough to go to Europe in early June with my good friend Sean Gugger and although making sure to hit the essential tourist spots, the trip was largely centered around immersing ourselves into lambic land. There's...
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Researching New England IPA (NEIPA) Haze

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew hile I can't say for certain what is causing the haze in NEIPAs, I can say that this is a good-faith effort that has been ongoing for many months, incorporating both brewing experiments as well as hours of reading through the brewing literature to...
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Dextrins and Mouthfeel

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew with Tested Results   n this post, I summarize the literature I could gather on dextrins, focusing the research primarily on how dextrins may influence mouthfeel and brewing conditions that may favor dextrins. I then brewed an experimental...
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Sapwood Cellars: Maryland Brewery in Planning!

I’m happy to announce that I will be founding a brewery in Maryland named Sapwood Cellars with my good friend Mike Tonsmeire!

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Funky Mango 100% Wheat Saison

his certainly wasn't the 5-gallon half of the 10-gallon batch I was most excited about on brew day, but after losing the full keg of the NEIPA half to the bottom of my kegerator, I shifted my excitement to the Saison half quickly!...
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Lupulin Powder vs. Pellets Experiment

A Look at Studies and Outreach to Breweries ntense juicy and resinous hop flavor and aroma, less astringent vegetal flavors while using half the amount of hop material--I'm interested! In this article, I look at some of the research surrounding hops, proteins, and clarity and how those...
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Zero Hot-Side Hopped NEIPA | HPLC Testing for Sensory Bitterness

he latest hop research has revealed that you can, in fact, bitter your beer through dry hopping via humulinones and alpha-acidsHumulinone Formation in Hops and Hop Pellets and Its Implications for Dry Hopped Beers. (2016). Technical Quarterly TQ....
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Mélange Sour Blend, Jarrylo Dry Hops, With a Bottle of Chardonnay

hat I love about sour beer brewing is how it forces me to completely change my approach and expectations. Unlike brewing hoppy beers, where the end goal remains relatively constant and every process step is calculated and researched, sour beers evolve at their own pace without concrete...
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Dry Hopping Effect on Bitterness and IBU Testing

ne of the most fascinating hop studies that came out in 2016, was by authors John Maye, Robert Smith, and Jeremy Leker, which found (against traditional wisdom) that dry hopping can influence the bitterness of a beer. I covered the study in detail in an article called, "Increasing...
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My Favorite Way to Dry Hop Loose In Primary and Kegs

For as much as I love hoppy beers, dealing with all the hops throughout the process can be challenging. Racking to a serving keg or bottling bucket from a primary fermenter full of loose hop pellets has its issues. Dry hopping in kegs and dealing with clogged poppets or a hop bag blocking the dip tube isn't fun either. I’ve tried sinking fine...
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