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Lean is all the rage in hop-forward West Coast–style beers, from pilsner to IPA, and paring beers back to their bare necessities has been a significant focus for Burgeon’s Anthony Tallman. Yet the quest for crisp-and-drinkable doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor, and recent experimentation has given Tallman a fresh perspective on the ultra-minimal approach.
In this episode—which is focused especially on Carlsbad Crush, winner of multuple GABF medials in the International-Style Pale Ale category—Tallman discusses what has and has not worked with their clear hop-forward beers, including:
- the impacts of various pilsner malts on pale ales, IPAs, and lagers
- shortening and lengthening boil times for certain beers
- achieving significant measured IBUs in a beer with no hot-side hops
- inadvertently making a would-be hazy IPA drop clear via knockout dry hopping
- watering back to lower whirlpool temperatures
- varying techniques based on the hops in a recipe
- focusing on hot-side hops for increased package longevity
- finding balance in lower-ABV West Coast pils
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You might have heard of Old Orchard, but have you heard of their newest flavors? Berry Blend, Blood Orange, Lemonade, and Tart Cherry are the latest additions to their lineup of flavored craft juice concentrate blends. Old Orchard's R&D team can also formulate custom blends unique to your needs. To learn more and request your free samples, head over to oldorchard.com/brewer.
Streamline efficiency with Omega Yeast’s Diacetyl Knock Out series. The DKO series is comprised of 8 familiar yeast strains engineered to knock out the formation of diacetyl before it starts. The strains you know, now better. Available now for made-to-order pitchables at any volume. Contact Omega Yeast today at omegayeast.com.
ABS Commercial has been a full-service brewery outfitter for over 10 years. They are proud to offer brewhouses, tanks, keg washers, and preventative maintenance parts to brewers across the country as well as equipment for distilling, cider-making, wine-making, and more! They know the ins and outs of the brewing and installation process and can design the perfect set-up for you, whether you're just starting out or looking to expand. Contact them today at [email protected] to discuss your customized brewery needs. ABS Commercial. We are brewers.
Ss Brewtech was founded by a group of home and craft beer brewers, dedicated to bringing an engineering-first approach to brewery equipment. Ss brewhouses are used to formulate new beer recipes at some of the world's greatest breweries, and are the cornerstone of many local breweries. To learn more about Ss Brewtech's innovation list, head over to SsBrewtech.com.
Have you heard of Christian Hansen? They are the fermentation experts with over 100 years experience in dairy and wine. They are now bringing that knowledge of microbes to brewers with their SmartBev range of frozen liquid yeast and freeze-dried bacteria. This portfolio allows for consistent performance at the brewery and produces a range of high quality brews. Reimagine what your beer can be. Go to Chr-Hansen.com to learn more on the SmartBev line of products.
Everyone’s talking about 2024 California Craft Beer Summit, March 12-14 in Sacramento and with their speaker announcements, it’s easy to see why. Kicking off the Summit as the Keynote speaker is ROB TOD, the pioneer who built Allagash Brewing. Alongside him in the opening session is Christopher Shepard, from Beer marketers Insights, with the latest industry insights in craft beer. Check out the full schedule at the website cacraftbeersummit.com.