Large dry-hop additions that have become more prevalent over the past decade have caused surprises among commercial brewers and homebrewers alike. The phenomenon leading to a lower final gravity, increased ethanol, and increased carbonation is called hop creep and is due to diastase activity of hops. Learn more about hop creep and how to prepare for it.
Substituting hop pellets with CO2 hop extract increases yields and can produce cleaner, brighter beer while maintaining hop varietal character. Learn more about how hop extract is made and how to use it in your brews.
Juicy. Hazy. These style descriptors have become so commonplace in the craft beer world over the past two decades that everyone can picture the beer in their mind upon a single word.
In the earlier days of the American India pale ale, bitterness was king. The more Bitterness Units (BU), the better. We didn’t have the hazy-juicys, we had bitter and hoppy, piney, ashy,