There are positives and negatives when it comes to topping off barrels that hold fermenting beer. Avery Brewing's Andy Parker explains some of the pitfalls in this Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine Tip of the Week.
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When you have a barrel full of fermenting beer, why not fill it all the way to the top? In this Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine Tip of the Week Andy Parker explains the reasoning behind the practices employeed by Avery Brewing Company and how you can do the same.
As “chief barrel herder” for Avery Brewing Co., Andy Parker oversees one of the more expansive barrel-aging programs of any brewery in the US, producing both clean and sour hits like the bourbon barrel-aged Uncle Jacob’s Stout as well as their new widely-distributed Raspberry Sour. Parker is well-known among professional brewers as a consummate brewer’s brewer, with a deep knowledge of mixed-culture fermentation and a finely honed palate. Despite his penchant for brewing 15%+ barrel-aged stouts, Parker consumes more pilsner than any other style of beer. In The Mechanics of Barrel Aging, Parker will teach you all you need to know to establish a successful wood program.
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.
Podcast Episode 38: The Bruery’s Patrick Rue: Bringing New Flavors to Beer
Patrick Rue, founder of The Bruery, is always trying to learn more and find new ways to bring new flavors to his beer. He sits down for a wide ranging conversation with John Holl about education, bottle societies, ownership, and much more.
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.
Ask the Experts: Measuring pH in Beer
Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, discusses pH measurements in beer.