Expert advice on brewing smoked beers and smoking your malt at home.
Written by BYO Staff
Issue: September 2002
A sign of a great brewer is that they are never content with a recipe. Three pros striving for excellence share their tips for tweaking recipes and brewing one-offs.
After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.