Video Tip: Experiments in Reducing Hop Creep

Brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo describes two experiments they tried at Russian River in an effort to reduce hop creep—both involving Yakima Chief’s American Noble hop pellets.

Video Tip: How Yeast Can Help You Beat the Hop Creep

Russian River cofounder and brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo explains how choosing the right yeast and ensuring a healthy fermentation can help you reduce the risk of hop creep.

Video Tip: Mash Strategies to Prevent Hop Creep

Vinnie Cilurzo, cofounder and brewmaster at Russian River, shares a few suggestions on how to reduce the impact of hop creep by adjusting the mash to reduce dextrins.

Video Tip: Hop Creep, Demystified

In this five-minute clip from his video course, Russian River cofounder and brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo explains exactly what “hop creep” is—and why any brewer who adds dry hops should be aware of it.

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Video Course: Defeat the Hop Creep with Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo

It’s a pernicious problem for today’s brewers: the risk of hop creep from dry-hopping. In this detailed video course, Russian River cofounder and brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo digs into the root causes—and lays out strategies to beat it in your own brewery.

Video Tip: Battling Oxygen and Microbes when Packaging

Oxygen can lead to spoilage—but so can a totally oxygen-free environment. Russian River cofounder Vinnie Cilurzo and head lab technician Taylor Lane share some wisdom—including insights about why bottles might beat cans when it comes to fighting oxygen.

Video Tip: The Benefits of Open Fermentation

From tank geometry to hydrostatic pressure, Russian River cofounder Vinnie Cilurzo and head lab technician Taylor Lane explain the advantages of traditional open-top fermentation—and why their yeast love it too.

Video Tip: Why We Should Minimize Oxygen Exposure When Brewing

This is not the haze you’re looking for... Oxygen from the mash and other parts of the brewing process can negatively affect color, clarity, and flavor. Russian River cofounder Vinnie Cilurzo and head lab technician Taylor Lane explain the science.

Video Tip: Clearing the Air on Oxygen Measurements

The differences between dissolved oxygen (DO), shaken DO, and total packaged oxygen (TPO) can cause confusion in the brewhouse. Russian River cofounder Vinnie Cilurzo and head lab technician Taylor Lane explain what they mean and when they matter.

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Russian River’s Complete Course on Oxygen in the Brewhouse, from Mashing to Packaging

In this video course, Russian River cofounder and brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and head lab technician Taylor Lane discuss all the facets of oxygen that affect beer quality—for pros and homebrewers alike—from happy yeast to airtight packaging.