How to Dehydrate Blackberries & Make Blackberry Powder
Berry season is short and sweet, so don't forget to stock up on more to make sure you can dehydrate blackberries and save them for snacking or to make blackberry powder!
Building An Ingredient Library, Part 1
Homebrewer Josh Weikert covers a general approach to stocking up on grains and hops and runs down the contents and logic of his grain and hops “library.”
Adding Spices To Your Home Brew
So the weather is getting colder and now, is the time of year when you start seeing a lot of seasonal winter warmer style beers available in the shops. A lot these beers have in common the addition of spices to add a further layer that really changes a beers flavour. I have to say […]
How to Identify Malt Flavor in Beer: Specialty Grains
When it comes to malt flavor in beer, it's helpful to think of your grist (the sum of all grains used in the beer's mash) as a choir. The base grain fills out the risers—the core of the choir's sound—but fades into the background as bold soloists strut their stuff. Specialty grains are those soloists. And what a delicious song they sing.
Brewing with All Kinds of Sugar
Living in what many would claim to be the "golden age of beer and brewing," we have access to a wild variety of ingredients to create beer. Sugar is one of them. Learning how to use different sugars to your advantage based on taste, brew style, and fermentation methods can help make all the difference.
Adding Fruit To Your Home Brew Beer
Adding fruit to a beer is a great way to add another dimension that just isn’t possible with malt, hops and yeast. It can lead to all sorts of questions though. Will it contaminate the beer? How much do you need to add? What point in the process should it go in? and all sorts […]
Learning Lab: Hops Aroma and Flavor
Learn how to work with mini- batches to supercharge your progress toward becoming a better brewer. This column examines how you can use 1 gallon (3.8 liter) mini-batches to explore hops aroma and flavor.
The Creative Potential of Coriander
In Belgian wits, saisons, goses, and even richer Belgian beers, coriander can contribute bright citrus flavors, but it can also ruin a perfectly good beer. Here, we explore how to select, prepare, and use coriander to its best advantage.
The Difference Between Two Row And Six Row Barley
Brewers often debate over six-row and two-row barley. This explanation of the difference will help you make the right decision about which to use.
Creative Spicing for Homebrewers
Want to try your hand at a beer spiced with something other than cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger? Here’s how to experiment before you brew a whole batch.
Base Malt Guide: Descriptions & Comparisons | E. C. Kraus
Here's a quick base malt listing, complete with descriptions and comparisons. This guide will help you understand the difference between each base malt.
Hops: Blending and Pairing
Smart and effective hops pairing is a front-end, preproduction skill that every brewer should work to develop because pairing, blending, and mixing hops increases the odds of getting what you want out of your recipes and beers.
Brewing With Chili Peppers For Fun And Torture | E. C. Kraus
Add a little heat to you beers by brewing with chili peppers. Adding peppers to a beer is an interesting way to add another layer of flavor to your brews.
Hops: Blending and Pairing - Ilka Burburough
There is value in pairing, blending, and mixing hops to increase the odds of getting what you want out of your recipes and beers.