Researching New England IPA (NEIPA) Haze

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...

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Dextrins and Mouthfeel

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...

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Funky Mango 100% Wheat Saison

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...

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Lupulin Powder vs. Pellets Experiment

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...

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Dry Hopping Effect on Bitterness and IBU Testing

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...

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Brewing with Millet

Brewing with Millet

NEIPA with 007 and Mandarina Bavaria Dry Hopped Under Pressure illet belongs to the same grass family as barley, maize, and sorghum. It's said to be a versatile crop because of its ability to thrive in...

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Esters and Fusel Alcohols

Esters and Fusel Alcohols

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew o 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...

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How to Prevent DMS in Beer

How to Prevent DMS in Beer

A  Look at Studies and Experimental Brew with Tested Results he past few weeks I have casually been combing through over 20 academic studies on DMS, a topic in brewing that has benefited from a...

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Fermenting & Dry Hopping Under Pressure

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...

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Increasing Bitterness By Dry Hopping

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 three...

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A Case for Brewing With Oats

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,...

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Mouthfeel Softness | New England IPAs

Mouthfeel Softness | New England IPAs

The things that keep me up at night are the same things as in the beginning: mouthfeel, yeast viability, the fear that I’ll wake up one day and have to dump every tank of beer in the brewery. ” - DRAFT Magazine, January 31, 2016 Inspired by the great New England IPAs,...

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Understanding Hop Pellet Blends & Oil Testing

Understanding Hop Pellet Blends & Oil Testing

When updating the hop oils calculator for 2014, I learned a lot about hops while I pestered staff at YCH HOPS for data and quizzed them on how they test their hops and put together their blends. Thankfully, they were super cool and answered all my questions and...

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