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...

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...

A Case for Brewing With Oats

There are many potential benefits to brewing with a high percentage of oats like reducing common off flavors, improving beer stability, and improving yeast health. Viscosity and Mouthfeel Mouthfeel is the result of various factors, including beta-glucans, ethanol,...

Mouthfeel Softness | New England IPAs

The things that keep me up at night are the same things as in the beginning: mouthfeel, yeast viability, the fear that I’ll wake up one day and have to dump every tank of beer in the brewery. ” – DRAFT Magazine, January 31, 2016 Shaun Hill Owner and Brewer, Hill...

Understanding Hop Pellet Blends & Oil Testing

When updating the hop oils calculator for 2014, I learned a lot about hops while I pestered staff at YCH HOPS for data and quizzed them on how they test their hops and put together their blends. Thankfully, they were super cool and answered all my questions and...
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