Australian Vic Secret on Rye

Australian Vic Secret on Rye

As soon I as noticed Yakima Valley Hops had hops available from the 2015 hop crop, I purchased four different hop varieties on a whim. I decided to brew four separate single dry hopped beers with each of the varieties to get a true unblended picture of each of...

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Homebrew Community Feed Release

Homebrew Community Feed Release

I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but I'm happy to finally put together a feed I'm calling the "Homebrew Community Feed," which consists of the latest content from all of the nearly 100 Top Homebrewing Blogs. The feed updates every 30 minutes to give...

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Galaxy Funktown Spelt Pale Ale (Yeast Bay)

Galaxy Funktown Spelt Pale Ale (Yeast Bay)

After brewing with and really enjoying GY054-Vermont IPA and White Labs Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois individually, I was naturally tempted to blend the two fruity strains, but it turns I don't have to because The Yeast Bay has already done this for us with their...

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Hop Replacement Calculator

Hop Replacement Calculator

Hop Replacement Calculator Updated: 12/10/15 You might also find my Hop Oils Calculator helpful. How the calculator works There is no shortage of hop substitution recommendation charts online, so why create another one? I wanted to take a more statistical approach to...

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Omega HotHead Ale OYL-057 Yeast

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 much always...

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Analyzing WLP002 Over 25 Batches

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...

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What is the Most Neutral Hop?

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...

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Ranking of the Top Online Homebrew Shops

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...

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GY054-Vermont IPA vs. London Ale III 1318

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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