Zymurgy homebrewing magazine
March/April 2018

Have you tried one of those off-the-shelf water analysis kits? Find out just how accurate they really are! Plus, a deep dive on barley variety and see the gold medal-winning recipes from the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition.

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Cover Story

Effects of Barley Variety and Terroir on Beer Flavor

By Dustin Herb, Patrick Hayes, et al.

In this Landmark study, a global team of researchers proved something about barley that homebrewers have suspected all along. Variety matters.

Zymurgy: March/April 2018

Revisiting the IBU

In the search for ever-better beer bitterness calculations, one homebrewer goes back to basics and devises a promising new approach. Advanced math optional.

Zymurgy: March/April 2018

Home Water Analysis Kits

Just how good are those off-the-shelf water analysis kits anyway? A team of researchers and homebrewers decided to find out. Learn what works and what doesn’t.

Zymurgy: March/April 2018

The Origin of (Ale Yeast) Species

Homo sapiens didn’t really start to understand Saccharomyces cerevisiae until late in the 19th century, but our histories have been intertwined for a long, long time.

Zymurgy: March/April 2018

GABF Pro-Am

At the 2017 Great American Beer Festival, three AHA members got about as close to pro as you can without quitting your day job.

Recipes in this Issue

  • American-Style Cascadian India Dark Double Black IPA (ASCIDDBIPA)
  • Just Another Pretty Face
  • Lichtenhainer
  • Exulansis
  • Monroe Weiss
  • Smokey the Beer II (All-Grain)
  • Smokey the Beer II (Partial Mash)
  • Just Another Pretty Face
  • Lichtenhainer
  • Exulansis
  • Monroe Weiss
  • Smokey the Beer II (All-Grain)
  • Smokey the Beer II (Partial Mash)
  • American-Style Cascadian India Dark Double Black IPA (ASCIDDBIPA)

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave