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Sarasota, Florida’s Calusa has become a fan favorite in the Sunshine State, focusing on compelling hazy IPAs that capture vivid flavors, consistent drinkability, and a bright, sunny color that cofounder and head brewer Jason Thompson describes as “glow.”
In this episode, Thompson discusses:
- managing variable minerality
- brewing hazy IPA with flavorful malts such as Weyermann Bohemian Pils
- increasing the wheat component of his recipes to aid haze stability
- mashing out to improve lautering
- ultra-low-temp whirlpooling, to allow greater aromatic contribution without added bitterness
- taking care of yeast so they last for 50-plus generations
- recirculation and rousing dry hops, to increase contact and extraction post-fermentation
- developing interesting hop combinations, such as Saphir and Centennial
- making Sabro work in hazy IPA
- using barrels for bitterness in barrel-aged stout
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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.
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