Dry hopping 101

Dry Hopping 101 Mike Reintz Continuing our precedent of including some sort of educational component in each newsletter, this month we present some tips & guidelines for dry-hopping to tie in with the planned experiment. • Dry-hopping is a great…

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Bottle Sanitation

Bottle Sanitation Scott Burns Bottle conditioned beers are either unfiltered or havebeen filtered and then reseeded with yeast. A variety of sugars can be added to the beer and then placed in a sealed bottle to “re-ferment”. Scott Burns indicates…

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Diacetyl

No Butter in my beer Please! Steve Marler Diacetyl. You know it when you taste it. Many describe itas slickness on the tongue and a buttery or butterscotch flavor. Some people have a lower threshold for it than others, but…

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Aeration on the Cheap

Aeration on the Cheap  by Steve Marler Just as your partner breathes heavily during sex, somemore than others, yeast needs oxygen to grow and reproduce.Yeast grows and reproduces first, and then they begin eating sugar, and excreting alcohol and carbon…

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Preventing Boilovers

Preventing Boilovers Steve Marler A Tip to Help Prevent Boilovers from The Phantom Brewer , Thursday August 27 2009. Thanks to the Maltose Falcons (www.maltosefalcons.com)A good rolling boil is important for a beer. Lots of good stuff happens during the…

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