All Access

West Coast IPAs Built to Last with Westbound & Down (Audio)

Author Jake Gardner
Format Audio

This requires an 'All Access Subscription' to view. Log in to access or subscribe today to unlock all of the premium content available.


If you'd like to watch the video, head to this link:

In this 46-minute audio course, Gardner exposes those pressure points that can make a “lean and mean” West Coast–style IPA taste better, for longer. Among other topics, he covers:

  • the importance of pH to stability and drinkability
  • why you should watch your free amino nitrogen (FAN) content
  • the effects of Maillard reactions and Strecker degradation
  • planning a “lean and mean” grist for stability and foam
  • hot-side and cold-side hop choices
  • cohumulone, survivability, and why harvest time matters
  • avoiding over-aeration
  • the importance of vigorous fermentation
  • selecting a yeast strain for longevity
  • carefully testing and dialing in tank finings

And much more.

All items in the library are intended for personal use. Please do not distribute without written approval.