Lupulin Powder vs. Pellets Experiment

A Look at Studies and Outreach to Breweries Intense juicy and resinous hop flavor and aroma, less astringent vegetal flavors while using half the amount of hop material–I’m interested! In this article, I look at some of the research surrounding hops,...

Zero Hot-Side Hopped NEIPA | HPLC Testing for Sensory Bitterness

The latest hop research has revealed that you can, in fact, bitter your beer through dry hopping via humulinones and alpha-acids1. You can read more about humulinones from this previous post, which summarizes the latest research. This revelation made me curious what a...

Mélange Sour Blend, Jarrylo Dry Hops, With a Bottle of Chardonnay

What I love about sour beer brewing is how it forces me to completely change my approach and expectations. Unlike brewing hoppy beers, where the end goal remains relatively constant and every process step is calculated and researched, sour beers evolve at their own...

Dry Hopping Effect on Bitterness and IBU Testing

One of the most fascinating hop studies that came out in 2016, was by authors John Maye, Robert Smith, and Jeremy Leker, which found (against traditional wisdom) that dry hopping can influence the bitterness of a beer. I covered the study in detail in an article...

Brewing with Millet

NEIPA with 007 and Mandarina Bavaria Dry Hopped Under Pressure Millet 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 harsh conditions. One source mentioned that millet is one...

Esters and Fusel Alcohols

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew Do 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 temperature? This is the question I had that inspired this research...