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Author: Marshall Schott With the exception of a few very specific styles, clarity is generally viewed as an asset in beer, an indication of quality process and a brewer’s attention to detail. However, there are those that contend a beer’s level of brightness has no bearing on the qualities that actually matter – aroma, flavor, […]
Author: Marshall Schott The history of brewing in Belgium stretches back at least 900 centuries, a time when citizens often opted to hydrate with a glass of sanitary beer rather than risk illness by drinking water. Cleverly conceived as a way to raise money, Belgian abbeys began brewing and selling beers to the public, a […]
Author: Brian Hall Flaked maize, the fancy term for corn that has had its germ and oil removed, is often looked down on as a brewing ingredient due to its regular use by larger breweries making light beers for heavy consumption by the general population. Historically, flaked maize was used as an adjunct to aid […]
Author: Jason Cipriani A new offering from the Hop Products Australia breeding program, Enigma is a high alpha variety that’s said to impart unique characteristics of redcurrants, raspberries, stone fruit, and Pinot Gris to beer. Enigma has gained a reputation for being a “chameleon” in that different aspects of this enigmatic variety are accentuated depending on things […]
Author: Jake Huolihan In the quest for the clearest beer possible, many brewers utilize chemical fining agents where the method of action is rapid sedimentation of various unwanted compounds in the colloidal solution known as beer. Fining agents including gelatin, Biofine Clear, and Clarity Ferm offer brewers a super simple and relatively cheap way to […]
Ray has been homebrewing since 2012, transitioning to all-grain after brewing only one extract batch. Ray is a critical thinker with a proclivity for questioning convention, an uncanny ability to notice conjecture, and a passionate desire to put tradition to the test. Originally hailing from the Great White North, Ray currently lives in Corona, CA […]
Author: Marshall Schott Back when Northshore was still a junior high and had an offensive mascot, us students were required to participate in a weekly “Wednesday Run” where we had about 30 minutes to complete a 1.25 mile/0.4 km course around the school. I was unfortunate enough to have PE 5th period, the second to […]
Author: Matt Del Fiacco Through the years, I’ve fermented beer in a wide variety of vessels, from 3 gallon PET carboys to stainless corny kegs. While I appreciated being able to watch fermentation happen, the PET carboys were somewhat difficult to clean without some scrubbing, which could create bacteria harboring scratches in the plastic. The […]
Author: Matt Del Fiacco Cooler fermentation temperatures are generally believed to result in cleaner beer that displays less yeast derived characteristics, allowing other ingredients to play a more central role. The clean and crisp flavor profile of most lager styles is accepted as being largely a function of cool fermentation temperature, as it’s said to […]
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