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Ask the Experts: Brewing with Fresh Hops

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, is here to help you brew a great beer with fresh hops.

TrimTab Mosaic Singularity IPA Recipe

This beer has a big, clean, and chewy grain bill that explodes with hops notes of pineapple, blueberry, and pine resin.

The Heart of Darkness: Exploring Dark Malts

In this Learning Lab column, Jester Goldman gives his full attention to dark malt. Settle in as he helps you understand how these grains differ and what they can bring to your beer.

Podcast Episode 70: Hudson Valley Brewing's Jason Synan and Mike Renganeschi: Acidity, Hops, and Botanicals

Thinking about most of their beers as a triangle, Jason Synan and Mike Renganeschi want to focus on acidity, hops, and botanicals. However, each characteristic doesn’t play the traditional role in their beers that one might expect.

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Using Distilled Water with Your Homebrewing Recipes (Video Tip)

Depending on your local water source you might need to make adjustments to its chemistry before homebrewing. Here's some insight on how to get your water where you want it.

BY: Stu Blake

Homebrewing Dogma: Try, Then Trust

Josh Weikert dispels myths of brewing dogma because “the way it’s always been done” doesn’t always work for you.

Adjusting Water for Low ABV Beer (Video Tip)

There are a few things to consider with your water when making session versions of recipes that are usually heavier in strength.

A New Clean-Water Initiative Aims to Benefit Breweries and Birds

The National Audubon Society is working with brewers in the Delaware River Watershed to keep waterways clean so that customers can continue to drink great beer and birds don’t lose their habitat.

BY: John Holl

Summer Session Pilsner Czech Pale Lager Recipe

This might seem like just another hoppy session beer, but the regionally authentic ingredients do tend to come through even in the face of atypical hops.

Ready, Aim, Hop. Examining the Hop Gun in Breweries

The aim of the HopGun is to get more hop character into a beer in less time and with adding fewer hops. It provides better efficiency and quality, reduced dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the finished beer, and a safer working environment for the brewers.

Podcast Episode 69: Boston Beer’s Jennifer Glanville: From Utopias to Sam 76, the Secret is in the Blend

As the 2019 Utopias edition gets closer to our glasses, Jennifer Glanville, the director of brewing operations for Boston Beer sits down to talk about what goes into making a beer so boozy it might as well be a spirit.

BY: John Holl

Adjusting pH in Your Mash when Homebrewing (Video Tip)

There are a number of steps or methods that you can use when homebrewing and have the need to adjust your pH. In this video tip learn about the process from Stu Blake of Second Act Beer.

BY: Stu Blake

Time to Enter the Collegiate Brewing Competition

Students of brewing have a chance to enter their beers in a national competition just for college and university brewing programs.

BY: John Holl

Acidic Content in Mixed Fermentation Beers (Video Tip)

In this Craft Beer & Brewing video tip brewer Kyle Carbaugh discusses specific strains and ways to manage acid production in your mixed fermentation beers.

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