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5 Quality Elements To Implement Right Now

What’s remarkable about these overlooked quality functions is that they are often both incredibly effective and incredibly inexpensive.Read More

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The Growing Importance of Malt Flavor and Aroma

Today’s malting and brewing industry is more dynamic than ever. As the number of breweries in North America and around the world explodes, so does the range of customer needs for barley malts. Collectively, we understand more about the malting …Read More

Malt Flavor: Why the Craft Industry Gives a Chit

In 2015, the ASBC Sensory Subcommittee identified a major gap in raw materials research: no standardized method of malt sensory analysis. A small team, led by Cassie Poirier from Briess, pioneered a project to develop one. Since its advent and …Read More

Harnessing Brettanomyces for Flavor Development

Originally identified by New Carlsberg brewery in 1904 as “necessary for bringing English stock beers into proper condition, Brettanomyces yeasts are today best known for their devastating effects on wine quality. Recent growth in the production of American craft saisons …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

Recent Advances in Controlling Flavor and Aroma in Hoppy Beers

Craft brewers use many hopping techniques to create aromatic and flavorful hop-forward beers. This presentation shares results from several studies in the Shellhammer lab at Oregon State University examining factors that affect aroma and bitterness using these techniques. Participants will …Read More

Kilned vs. Roasted: Do You Really Know Your Specialty Malt?

Only two commercial maltsters in the U.S. operate roasters to produce specialty malt. This seminar will present a basic understanding of the malting process before delving into the differences between producing malt on a kiln compared to producing malt in …Read More

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