The Hot Steep method, a rapid wort preparation method approved by the ASBC, will allow breweries of all sizes and budgets to easily evaluate extractable malt flavor.
Brewers can now choose among at least 200 readily available hop varieties. In the malt department, however, it is rare for a brewer to disclose the malt varieties on the label.
A comprehensive look at the 2018 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again the top-producing country for hops, while U.S. barley acreage faced further declines.
The U.S. planted a record low 2.5 million acres of barley in 2017, a far cry from the 19-million-acre peak in 1942. The decline in acreage can be traced to many factors.
Small hop farms outside the Pacific Northwest harvest a tiny portion of the hops sold worldwide, but their influence within the craft industry is significant.
The 10th annual Brewers Association survey provides a look at the top 10 hop varieties, 10 hard-to-get varieties, and a by-the-numbers snapshot of hop usage by craft brewers.
As a brewer, you know the importance of quality raw materials to your final product. You also know that there are residuals from the process that you have to get rid of. How much do you know about where your …Read More
Key staling compounds in beer, e.g., ketones and aldehydes, initiate from precursors and enzymes present in malt. Staling mechanisms include lipoxygenase (LOX) mediated oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids, aldehydes originating from process thermal load, and Strecker degradation of amino acids. …Read More
The best employee you will ever hire is yeast. However, keeping yeast content, happy, and working at its peak is a challenge for small brewers who usually utilize multiple yeast strains over intermittent periods. Matt Couch from Lazarus Brewing Company …Read More
Researcher Presentation: Developing Fertility and Pest Management Strategies to Optimize Hop Yield and Minimize Environmental Impact Growing hops in temperate climates, like the Northeast, presents both agronomic and environmental challenges to growers. Add an increasingly erratic climate to the mix and …Read More