My Favorite Way to Dry Hop Loose In Primary and Kegs

My Favorite Way to Dry Hop Loose In Primary and Kegs

For as much as I love hoppy beers, dealing with all the hops throughout the process can be challenging. Racking to a serving keg or bottling bucket from a primary fermenter full of loose hop pellets has its issues. Dry hopping in kegs and dealing with clogged poppets...

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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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Hybrid Lager New England Oat Session IPA

Hybrid Lager New England Oat Session IPA

When you get rid of labels, amazing things can happen. The quote above is one I heard listening to a podcast a few months back and it stuck with me. Not only does it seem like a good quote for life in general, but I couldn’t help but to apply it to beer. I understand...

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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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150 Day Dry Hopped Tart Saison

150 Day Dry Hopped Tart Saison

It's been common knowledge in the homebrew community for years that dry hopping for extended periods leads to grassy flavors in your beer. I've dry hopped for as long as a few months before and never experienced this for myself. For this beer I put this concept to the...

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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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