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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Book Announcement!

Book Announcement!

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor I'm excited to announce that for the last year I’ve been researching and writing a scientifically-driven book specific to brewing hoppy beers, with a working title of "The New IPA: Scientific Guide to...

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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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