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.
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.
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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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
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
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
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
When a brewer decides to purchase production equipment, many factors come into play, including beer styles and cost. The perfect equipment for one brewery may not be right for another. VLB, often asked for input in planning new facilities, will …Read More
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
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