Increasing Bitterness By Dry Hopping

Oxidized alpha acids called humulinones are found on hops and are extremely soluble in beer. Because humulinones are approximately 66% as bitter as iso-alpha-acids, they can potentially increase a beer’s bitterness during dry hopping.  What Are Humulinones The...

RVA Manchester Ale vs. London Ale III (NEIPAs)

London Ale III | RVA 132 Manchester It’s no secret that London Ale III (Wyeast 1318) has been a favorite among homebrewers for super juicy New England style IPAs. I can think of three possible reasons why the strain appears to work so well in these beers: Seemingly...

40% Raw Oats Hoppy Session IPA

After doing the research for a post on the potential benefits of brewing with oats, I decided to put the research to practice and brew a beer with 40% raw steel cut oat groats. Because oats have the potential to reduce the fermentability of wort, I went with a hoppy...

A Case for Brewing With Oats

There are many potential benefits to brewing with a high percentage of oats like reducing common off flavors, improving beer stability, and improving yeast health. Viscosity and Mouthfeel Mouthfeel is the result of various factors, including beta-glucans, ethanol,...

Dr. Rudi Single Hopped NEAPA

I love it when other homebrewers brew single hopped beers and post about their experiences. Commercial descriptions of hops are extremely helpful, but I’ve always found brewers direct experience with a hop extremely valuable in understanding how I might want...
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