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...

Book Update

Book Update The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor Back 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 his advice on writing a book. I was thinking very seriously about taking...

Peaches and Quinoa Sour

Double Fruited with Two Seasons of Peaches Some 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 both. The science of the recipe was inspired by research where early...

Researching New England IPA (NEIPA) Haze

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew While 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 brewing experiments as well as hours of reading through...

Dextrins and Mouthfeel

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew with Tested Results   In this post, I summarize the literature I could gather on dextrins, focusing the research primarily on how dextrins may influence mouthfeel and brewing conditions that may favor dextrins. I then...

Funky Mango 100% Wheat Saison

This 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 the Saison half quickly! Full keg of my 100% malted...