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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Prevent DMS in Beer

A  Look at Studies and Experimental Brew with Tested Results The past few weeks I have casually been combing through over 20 academic studies on DMS, a topic in brewing that has benefited from a surprisingly vast amount of research and experimentation. Of most...
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