Omega HotHead Ale OYL-057 Yeast

When I saw that one of Omega’s new yeast strains had a temperature range of 62-98° F with “little difference in flavor profile across the whole range,” I had to give it a try. I can only fit one carboy in my small fermenting fridge, which is pretty...

Analyzing WLP002 Over 25 Batches

I went on a good stretch last year and into this year of using WLP002, a solid English strain, in almost every hop forward beer I made. I’m pretty sure I started using the strain after hearing that Firestone Walker used WLP002 in all their hoppy beers during a...

What is the Most Neutral Hop?

I thought it would be interesting to look at the data I have for 60 hops from the 2014 hop crop to try to determine which hop is the most neutral. To do this I used only the hop oils information (B-Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, etc.) ignoring the alpha and...

Ranking of the Top Online Homebrew Shops

As interest in homebrewing grows, so does our choices to buy stuff! Below is a list ranking all U.S. homebrew shops (that I’m aware of) that sell products online. The rankings are formulated daily by web traffic data. Hopefully this will be a good resource for...

GY054-Vermont IPA vs. London Ale III 1318

I’ve got a good friend who brews regularly with both the Heady Topper (Conan/Vermont) yeast strain and the rumored Hill Farmstead and Tired Hands yeast strain (London Ale III™ 1318) and he seems to change his mind daily on which one he enjoys more.  Having tasted many...
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