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Avoiding Process Losses in the Brewhouse

All brewers want to make good beer. Sending any amount of that beer down the drain means that some of our good work is wasted.

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Protecting Your Stainless Steel: Passivation for Brewery Equipment

The process of passivation, while not well understood by many brewers, is a component of fresh and flavorful beer. Passivation helps protect stainless steel from chemical attack.

Technical Brewing Issue

For the July/August 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Technical Brewing issue, taking a deeper dive into brewing and brewery operations. We also include photos from two important events in Washington, D.C.: the Brewers Association’s hill climb and SAVOR. Read More

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Myth Busting: Kettle Souring. The Appliance of Science

The kettle souring process is a commonly used method for creating refreshing sour beers in a relatively short period of time. The process, as commonly described, aims to create clean sour beers while minimizing the potential for off-flavor development. This …Read More

The Truth About Diacetyl

During every beer fermentation, a countless array of flavor byproducts is produced. Most of these compounds add to the character and complexity of the beer, but some can be considered off-flavors. One of these offenders is the buttered popcorn quality …Read More

Against the (Traditional) Grain: Gluten-Free Beer

This seminar dives into the world of gluten-free brewing. It covers the gamut from the definition of gluten and the problems it can cause in some individuals; the current and future gluten-free market; classifications of gluten-reduced and gluten-free beers; gluten-free …Read More

Brewery Burns: Causes and Avoidance

Each year brewers are burned by wort boilovers, contact with steam, or exposure to corrosive chemicals. Burn injuries can be traumatic and require months of recovery. Understand the causes and learn the best methods of burn prevention with testimonials from …Read More

Pilsen-Style Lager Beer Production: Secrets and Variations

Pilsen-style lager beer may be the most popular beer style worldwide, but that’s not the case in craft breweries. Learn how to produce a Pilsen-style lager in your brewery that is unique to your brewing process and fermentation setup. Explore …Read More

Decoction Mashing: History and Modern Uses

Due to high quality malt production, decoction mashing is less common in modern beer production. However, craft breweries are often faced with different challenges that may be solved through a decoction mashing procedure. Theory and practical uses will be discussed …Read More

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