Did you know an egg used to be a common tool to measure the gravity of mead?
The Brulosopher set out to see if there are actually any noticeable differences when boiling beer with the lid on compared with the lid off.
Chris Swersey and Chuck Skypeck currently serve as technical staffers at the Brewers Association (BA). Both had long careers as craft brewers before joining the BA staff. As brewers at Mickey Finn’s (Libertyville, Illinois), Leinenkugel’s Ballyard Brewery… Read More
Update: See part 2 for 5 more common off-flavors and how to fix them. Having the ability to critique your beer and identify homebrew off-flavors is an invaluable skill when pursuing the highest quality beer. Let's take a look at the… Read More
Explore the differences between a New England IPA transferred to a CO2 purged keg and the same beer transferred to a non-purged keg.
Test yourself on sustainable homebrewing in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia.
There are a number of misconceptions concerning the differences between ales and lagers. If you were asked to offer blanket statements like "all ales are like this" and "all lagers are like that," you would be stuck. After all, both ales… Read More
In this installment of Zymurgy Live, Sam Calagione and his fellow Dogfish Head brewers share theories and recipe concepts for beers beyond the Reinheitsgebot. With an open-ended and though-provoking Q&A - especially related to brewing with exotic ingredients, brewing strong… Read More
[This article is the online extra article of the January/February 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.] At the second annual South American Homebrewers Cup (2ª Copa Sudamericana de Homebrewers), a wise man pointed out to me that even though we were on… Read More
Editor's Note: This article complements Chris Colby's article "The Many Ways to Weissbier" that appears in the January/February 2018 issue of Zymurgy. Arguably, the most interesting bit of chemistry relevant to brewing a wheat beer involves the transformation of ferulic… Read More
Written By Kyle McQuillen and Craig Reavill, R&D Chemists at Treatt There are a number of ways to extract flavors from natural ingredients; the most practical for homebrewers are: Boiling: simmering with sugar to make a sugar syrup extract Hot… Read More
Test yourself on German-style wheat beers in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia.