Esters and Fusel Alcohols

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew Do I really need to wait for my wort to cool to pitching temperatures in the summer when the groundwater used for cooling is above the desired yeast pitching temperature? This is the question I had that inspired this research...

Hybrid Lager New England Oat Session IPA

When you get rid of labels, amazing things can happen. The quote above is one I heard listening to a podcast a few months back and it stuck with me. Not only does it seem like a good quote for life in general, but I couldn’t help but to apply it to beer. I understand...

How to Prevent DMS in Beer

A  Look at Studies and Experimental Brew with Tested Results The past few weeks I have casually been combing through over 20 academic studies on DMS, a topic in brewing that has benefited from a surprisingly vast amount of research and experimentation. Of most...

Fermenting & Dry Hopping Under Pressure

Fermenting and dry hopping under pressure has the potential to reduce ester production, flexibility to ferment at higher temperatures, and ability to trap dry hop oil compounds from being removed by carbon dioxide production. Benefits of Fermenting Under Pressure A...

150 Day Dry Hopped Tart Saison

It’s been common knowledge in the homebrew community for years that dry hopping for extended periods leads to grassy flavors in your beer. I’ve dry hopped for as long as a few months before and never experienced this for myself. For this beer I put this...
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