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Evaluating Malt Flavor: The Hot Steep Method

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.

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Building a Sensory Program

Objectively measuring quality is a three-legged stool with microbiology, chemistry, and sensory forming the platform. Of the three, sensory can be the most approachable.

The Effect of Malt Quality and the Malting Process on Beer Flavor Stability

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

Small-Scale Yeast Management

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

Observations on Tracing Dissolved Oxygen Pickup in Beer Packaging

Join Andy Tveekrem, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Market Garden Breweries, as he presents a practical guide to techniques for assessing and reducing dissolved oxygen (DO) pickup across packaging operations, with an emphasis on small scale (25-100 cpm) fillers for bottles and cans …Read More

Hidden Secrets of the New England IPA

Join Dr. John Paul Maye, Technical Director at Hopsteiner, as he shares his amazing research into New England IPAs, a.k.a. Hazy IPAs. He will describe the basic brewing process of this new beer style and explain why these beers are …Read More

From Terroir to Technique: Understanding the Impact of Craft Malt in Beer

At the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, five craft maltsters introduced brewers to the concept of using craft malt to express their craft and connect to a locale. Five years and over 60 new craft malthouses later, brewers are …Read More

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