Sapwood Cellars: Maryland Brewery in Planning!

Like a lot of homebrewers, I’ve given a lot of thought to opening a brewery. I’ve spent an enormous amount of time running different scenarios out both in my head and on paper on what it might take to accomplish the goal while still keeping my sanity. It...

Funky Mango 100% Wheat Saison

This 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! Full keg of my 100% malted...

Lupulin Powder vs. Pellets Experiment

A Look at Studies and Outreach to Breweries Intense 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,...

Zero Hot-Side Hopped NEIPA | HPLC Testing for Sensory Bitterness

The latest hop research has revealed that you can, in fact, bitter your beer through dry hopping via humulinones and alpha-acids1. You can read more about humulinones from this previous post, which summarizes the latest research. This revelation made me curious what a...

Mélange Sour Blend, Jarrylo Dry Hops, With a Bottle of Chardonnay

What 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...
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