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Hoppy Sour Beers: Taking the Bitter out of IPA

  • Speaker: Michael Tonsmeire
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

Conventional brewing wisdom was that hoppy beers shouldn’t be sour and sour beers shouldn’t be hoppy. Luckily, innovative brewers have discovered that hops’ citrusy, tropical and spicy aromatics meld beautifully with acidity. But what is the best process: mixed-fermentation with dry hops, kettle soured with a hop-stand, maybe 100 percent… Read More

Brewing with Coffee: Approaches & Techniques from Dry-Beaning to Home Roasting

  • Speakers: Amy KroneJacob McKeanMichael Tonsmeire
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2015
  • San Diego, CA

Do you dream of making a coffee beer that really stands out from the pack? Jacob McKean, Amy Krone and Michael Tonsmeire will provide an overview of their years of experiments with coffee beers at both the homebrewing and professional levels. They’ll delve into how coffee origins and roast profiles… Read More

The Influence of Mashing on Sour Beer Production

  • Speaker: Michael Tonsmeire
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

The characteristics of sour beers are influenced less by the flavors contributed directly by the malt and more by the ways in which compounds in the wort influence the mixed fermentation. Join Michael Tonsmeire as he discusses practical techniques to control the levels of carbohydrates, acids, phenols, and proteins and… Read More