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...

Statistically Formulated Award Winning American IPA Recipe

This recipe is formulated using data from analyzing the past 11 years of American IPA winners in the National Homebrew Competition (NHC). Specifics: BeerSmith File Type: All Grain Batch Size: 6.00 gal Boil Time: 83 min Original Gravity: 1.067 Final Gravity: 1.015 SRM:...

Average ABV for Top 500 Beers by Style

Ever wonder what ABV to shoot for when putting together a recipe for a specific beer style? Below is an analysis of the average ABV content of the top 500 beers by style according to BeerGraphs BAR Score (Beers Above Replacement) as of November, 2014. This should be a...

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