When it comes to serving cask ale at home, using a sparkler can help give a more authentic drinking experience. In this Craft Beer and Brewing video tip learn how to create a DIY sparkler for a DYI beer engine.
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Depending upon the geographical location of a particular pub, the beer engine may include a sparkler, which is a kind of restrictor plate that forces carbon dioxide out of solution as beer is pumped into the nonic pint. Here’s how to simulate a sparkler on a DIY beer engine based around a hand pump designed for a sink in an RV or camper.
In Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine’s online course, How to Brew & Serve Great Cask Beers, BJCP-certified judge Paul Odell walks you through everything you need to know to brew, then serve (both traditionally and through homebrew kegs) great cask beers. Sign up today!
Introduction to Cider Making with C Squared Ciders
Join C Squared Ciders Founder Andy Brown as he walks you through the ins and outs of making cider at home. Andy covers the basics and offers pro tips on selecting, pressing, and blending apples before taking you into fermentation, aging, and packaging.
Rethinking Bitterness In Dry-Hopped (Hazy) Beers
Past research has shown that more extreme dry-hopping regimens can reduce IBUs in beer made with kettle hops bittering, New Belgium Brewing’s Ross Koenigs suggests that dry hopping without kettle additions can add far more IBUs than previously thought.
Podcast Episode 37: Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sean Lawson: Delivering a Clear and Expressive Hops Experience from Brewhouse to the Consumer
In this episode Sean Lawson talks about their stages of growth, the challenges and opportunities they’ve navigated through, his preferences for hops blending, and much more.
Make Your Best ESB
ESB is distinctly English, with significant malt complexity (though usually of the lower-Lovibond variety), a fairly high IBU-to-gravity ratio, and English flavor/aroma hops and yeast strains. Here’s how to make your best one.