Thiol Driver

Thiol Driver

Thiol Driver  Scientifically-driven Hoppy Lager Designed to Push Fruity Hop ThiolsO ne of the reasons I love grinding through academic brewing papers is because sometimes findings from multiple studies can come together and inspire something new for me to try. This...

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Guide to Coffee Beers

Guide to Coffee Beers

Guide to Coffee Beers  Experiments and Results of Different Methods to Infuse Beer with CoffeeC offee lovers (myself included) can look a little foolish when it comes to the morning brew routine. The process generally starts by weighing out the beans, setting the...

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The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

During the summer of 2016, I decided I was going to do it. I was going to write a book. I didn't realize at the time it would take me over two years. I didn't know I would have to read nearly 1,000 papers on brewing. I didn't realize the project might inspire me to...

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2018 Barrel Drop

2018 Barrel Drop

2018 Barrel Drop 15 gallons split three ways onto cherries and raspberries, dry hops, and pinot noir concentrate!I t's said that the two best days of a boat owners life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell it. I'm a little ashamed to admit that's how I...

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Book Update

Book Update

Book Update The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor ack in July 2016, I emailed Michael Tonsmeire, whom I knew casually at the time, to see if I could get together with him and get...

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Concentrated: Vineyard Style NE DIPA

Concentrated: Vineyard Style NE DIPA

9% DIPA with White Grapes, Wine Yeast, and Wine-like Hops t's strange for me to have to name a beer, but this was one of the first official Sapwood Cellars beers brewed for a local event held...

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Peaches and Quinoa Sour

Peaches and Quinoa Sour

Double Fruited with Two Seasons of Peaches ome recipes I brew are inspired by science and some beers inspire me to dig further into the science after they are brewed; this particular beer did...

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Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout

Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout

Rich and Boozy Winter Beer o be completely transparent, I don't entirely know what I'm doing here. I can only think of four beers I've made that have been over 20 SRM. Also, in recent...

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Pale Wheat Sour with Concord Grapes

Pale Wheat Sour with Concord Grapes

This fall I have been impressed with some Maryland grown concord grapes that I've been able to get at a local farmers market. The "grape" flavor is so intense and sweet that I've been eating them like candy. Since I always have beers aging and souring,...

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Headspace & Hazy IPA Oxidation

Headspace & Hazy IPA Oxidation

Working on a book, I've decided to brew a few hop-related experiments and utilize lab testing to accompany the sensory information in areas I couldn't find enough existing academic research. One such trial was to test whether or not yeast pitch concentrations affects...

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