Dave Carpenter

Whirlpooling: The Tea Leaf Paradox

At home, there are a few ways to execute a whirlpool, but first it helps to know a little bit about tea leaves.

Old Haggis Recipe

This riff on old ale relies on an extended 3-hour boil for kettle caramelization and color, a technique normally associated with Scottish ales.

Flexible Cask Ale

Have you used a polypin? It’s a flexible, low-cost cask-conditioning solution that will serve you well.

Yeast: A Force Behind IPA 2.0

Today’s most creative craft brewers know how to select yeast strains that don’t just ferment maltose, but also dance alongside hops that are at once tropical, citrusy, earthy, piney, and floral.

How to Chill Wort with a Pond Pump

Here's a nifty way to cool your wort to 65°F (18°C) in the summer when the tap water is considerably warmer.

Mash Me if You Can Recipe

The late addition of Calypso hops in this wheatwine will offer some citrus and pear while the beer is young.

Copper vs. Stainless Immersion Chillers

Choosing one over the other is largely a matter of personal preference. Here are 4 characteristics to consider.

What Is the Difference between Ale and Lager?

We address one of the most fundamental questions about beer: What is the difference between ale and lager?

Old Fussypants Recipe

This classic English barleywine gains most of its character from rich Maris Otter base malt.

Just Chill

Here are the tips and tools you need for the all-important task of rapidly cooling wort from boiling down to room temperature or lower.