The keys to clearly understanding this topic are knowing about the types of starch present in a brewery mash and how malt enzymes act upon these large carbohydrates, appreciating how exogenous enzymes
“Light” or “low-calorie” beers make up a huge segment of beer sales for macrobreweries, which leads some to believe a beer needs to be bland in flavor in order to be low in calories. However, there are techniques and ingredients that can be used to cut calories in any beer style for those who want to enjoy a tasty homebrew while also watching their calorie-intake.
Not many people think about working out while homebrewing . . . but they should. Think about all the downtime that many homebrewers have on brew day. Get pointers on mixing in some exercises to your brewing routine.
Brewers new to the hobby of making beer are often overwhelmed by unfamiliar ingredients, techniques, and equipment. Those who master the craft have to understand not only their equipment and processes, but
The answer is yes! This is a great way to produce more beer volume from a brewhouse of a fixed size and is commonly used by commercial brewers around the globe. The
Soured beer can be produced in the same amount of time as non-soured styles with the help of Lactobacillus. Generally, this is done using the kettle-souring method for styles like Gose and
German-style hefeweizen is one of my favorite styles of beer, and is a beer type that I feel pretty darn comfortable brewing, with two Great American Beer Festival medals in 2006 (gold)
Winds of change are in the air and the time has come to start brewing fall-time lagers. Denny and Drew offer their best tips and techniques to craft a fine lager to enjoy as the leaves fall.
What’s your secret?” It’s a question we get asked all the time and even more often since winning the National Homebrew Competition’s Ninkasi Award in 2017. But even before that, when we
While promoting clarity in your beer may not be your top priority, there are benefits to the pursuit of clear beer. Take a walk through the various reasons brewers may want to clarify their beer and ways to achieve it.