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Dry Hop Creep, Over-Carbonation and Diacetyl in Beer

This week I take a close look at the effects of Dry Hop Creep in highly hopped beer styles like IPAs and what can be done to limit the problem.

For some time now, brewers of IPAs using very high levels of dry hopping have been aware of stability issues with their finished beer including diacetyl, over attenuation and even carbonation issues.… Read More

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Kilned vs Caramel/Crystal Malts in Homebrewing – Understanding Malt Flavors

This week I take a look at Caramel/Crystal malts and how it is different from kilned specialty malts from a flavor perspective. While most homebrewers are very familiar with caramel and crystal malts, few have a well developed understanding of the flavors provided by kilned malts.… Read More

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Kilned vs Caramel/Crystal Malts in Homebrewing – Understanding Malt Flavors

This week I take a look at Caramel/Crystal malts and how it is different from kilned specialty malts from a flavor perspective. While most homebrewers are very familiar with caramel and crystal malts, few have a well developed understanding of the flavors provided by kilned malts.… Read More

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BeerSmith 3 Sale Pricing Extended Through 5 July!

I’ve extended the sale pricing on BeerSmith 3 for a few more days through the 4th of July holiday until end of the day (Eastern US time) on 5 July 2018.

If you are looking to upgrade from BeerSmith 2 to BeerSmith 3 or want to get an amazing piece of software at a great price, I highly recommend you take advantage of the sale.Read More

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Brewing New England IPAs with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #166

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss brewing New England India Pale Ale styles along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:08)

  • Today my guest is Michael Tonsmeire.
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Brewing Considerations for Very High Gravity Beers

Brewing high gravity beers like barley wines, tripels, and imperial stouts present some challenges unique to high gravity brewing. This week I provide a few tips and considerations that come into play when brewing high gravity beers.

Big Beer Challenges

High gravity beers which start at around 1.080 original gravity and can go as high as 1.120 present serious challenges that may surprise the average homebrewer.… Read More

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Testing for Keg System Leaks for Home Brewing Beer

This week I take a look at the pesky problem of beer keg system leaks in a typical homebrew system including how to find and correct them. A keg system leak can lead to an empty CO2 tank, flat beer and even a catastrophic beer leak pouring 5 gallons (19 liters) or more of beer under pressure into your refrigerator.… Read More

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