Video Tip: Dry Hopping Session Versions of Heavier Beers

There are a few things to consider when dry hopping session versions of recipes that are usually heavier in strength.

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BJCP Grand Master Josh Weikert offers some practical advice in this Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine video tip when it comes to dry hopping session beers.

In this course Weikert covers everything you need to know to scale down your full-strength recipe to a more affordable and crushable beer. In this course you'll learn about considerations for every major part of your brew day, including grist, mash technique, hopping, yeast selection, water chemistry, fermentation, and more.

Session beers aren't just a question of reducing the gravity (although that's one way to go, and we will be): it's a question of generating a lot of flavor from hops and finding light ways to balance those flavors. In this course, Josh Weikert takes you through the challenges and solutions to brewing lower ABV beers. Josh covers:

Recipe considerations
Scaling down your existing recipes
Yeast selection
Water chemisty
Mash and boil considerations
and much more
This course is complete with 4 recipes for a session IPA, stout, saison, and mead.