February 1998

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Control Beer Color: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Keith Wayne Brewery:  Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., Stateline, Nev. Years of experience:  41/2 years Education:  BS in fermentation science and completion of Master Brewer’s Program, University of California, Davis; Member of

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Mashing and the Balanced Diet

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Beer as we know it was first discovered by Sir Francis James Beer III in 1873. Beer (the man) was the court scientist to the Queen of England. After first accidentally inventing

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Brewing with Sugar

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Most beginning homebrewers are told the same thing, in one way or another. It may be by the experienced friend who gets them started or by the salesperson in the shop where

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Where the Wild Yeasts Are: Belgian Lambics

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Since life is short and airfare deals abound, travel whenever you can. This is my motto. As a beer enthusiast, it seemed only fitting that a recent trip to Holland to visit

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7 Fascinating Facts About Yeast

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Beer is made from just four simple ingredients: malt, hops, water, and yeast. While sometimes overlooked, yeast can be the most important of these ingredients. Its duty is to transform sweet, hopped

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Battle for the Beer: Cleaning & Sanitation

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There’s a battle waging for your beer. The battle takes place every time you brew, whether you realize it or not. On one side are you and your yeast. On the other