Topic: Aging

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Keys to a Successful Small-Scale Barrel-Aging Program

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Learn the keys to running a small-scale barrel-aging program at your brewery from sourcing barrels to space saving ideas to tracking the progress of each beer. Michael Tonsmeire not only specializes in


Controlling Diacetyl

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When yeast ferments beer, it produces more than 500 different compounds. Many of these compounds give beer its characteristic flavor and aroma. One of these compounds — one that is usually considered


At Home Solera System

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Quick definition for our readers: The solera process is a type of fractional blending used to produce a diverse range of aged liquids including Sherry, vinegar, wine, whiskey, and beer. The term


Using a Water Bath for Temperature Control

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Controlling temperature is a key part of producing better beer. Whether it is keeping your fermenting beer in the proper temperature range for the yeast strain you’ve chosen or for extended lagering


Barrel Aging: Nine tips to start your own program

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Starting your own barrel-aging program can be a daunting task. But for those dedicated to the cause, Denver Beer Co.’s Andy Parker has nine tips to get you going.


Aging Your Homebrew Beer

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Hey Bob, before I attempt to answer this question I just want to let you in on a secret. If I could really answer this question, I would be retired on an


A Beer’s Changing Flavor Profile

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Just reading this question makes me want to stop writing and go find one of these great beers! Describing off-flavors can be difficult, especially in beer styles with a combination of special


Trying to Gauge the Speed of Oxidation

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This is a terrific question and is well suited for a terrifically short answer. Beer oxidation can occur shockingly fast, especially if a beer is the sort to easily show off oxidized


LOX-less Malts: Their impact on staling and head retention

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Have you heard about LOX-less (or LOX-null) malts? Neither had we . . . lucky for us, columnist Colin Kaminski breaks down the details of this relatively new line of malts.


Keg-Conditioning Beer

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Anthony, the short answer to your question is that it depends on when the beer was filled into your keg. In order to answer this question, a bit of background is required,


Brewing Beers to Cellar

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Wine isn’t the only beverage that can get better with age. Here’s why (and how) certain beer styles evolve with time, plus tips and keys to make a beer worth cellaring.


Oak Alternatives for Beginners

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Aging your homebrew in an oak barrel can add more dimensions to your beer by imparting complex wood characteristics such as vanilla, cloves, coconut, or caramel, but barrels are not ideal for


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