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...

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...

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...

2015 BJCP Style Guidelines

Here is a quick sortable reference guide to the new 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines. Style # Beer Style IBUs SRM Original Gravity Final Gravity ABV 1 American Light Lager 8–12 2–3 1.028–1.040 0.998–1.008 2.8–4.2% 1 American Lager 8–18 2–4 1.040–1.050 1.004–1.010 4.2–5.3% 1...

What Beer Styles Get the Most Reviews?

Source: Beeradvocate as of January 2015 Source: Beeradvocate as of January 2015 Complete Data: Beer Category Reviews Happoshu 376 Kvass 421 Roggenbier 925 Faro 1313 Braggot 1342 American Dark Wheat Ale 2417 Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut 2665 Low Alcohol Beer 2811...
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