Hop Replacement Calculator

Hop Replacement Calculator Updated: 12/10/15 You might also find my Hop Oils Calculator helpful. About the Calculator 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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