Unlocking Hop and Fruit Flavors from Glycosides

Instead of the standard blog post today, I bring you my article published on HomeBrewTalk.com: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/unlocking-hop-and-fruit-flavors-from-glycosides.html.

Visit to find out how to get more flavor out of your hops and fruits using Brettanomyces or enzymes! Read more of this post

Multi-Rest Mashing: How-To

In my last post, I discussed the theory behind multi-rest mashing.  Today I’ll be discussing the more practical how-to side of things. Read more of this post

Multi-Rest Mashing: An Introduction

Most all-grain brewers practice single-rest mashing, i.e. using a single (saccrification) temperature.  Not only is it the easiest and fastest method, its usually good enough or even preferred for most styles.  But multi-rest mashing is a great tool to keep in your brewer’s tool belt.  Its something I have just started using, and plan to do so more frequently.  In this introduction, I’ll explain what mutli-rest mashing is, and why you might (or might not) want to use multiple rests. Read more of this post

Water Treatment for Brewing 4: Lessons Learned

[Miniseries Part One, Two, Three, Three-point-Five, Three-point-Six, Four]

In previous parts of this miniseries, I have covered pretty much everything you need to get started on water treatment for brewing.  Here, I’ll cover a few miscellaneous things I have learned over the course of treating additional batches.  I’ll try to add on any additional lessons-learned as I go. Read more of this post

Yeast Metabolism: Where does Alcohol Come From?

A few posts ago, I wrote about how the human body breaks down alcohol.  But, how is alcohol formed in the first place?  Sure, sugary water plus yeast equals ethanol, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Read more of this post

Beer: Hazed and Confused

First off, I must admit that I am far too proud of myself for coming up with that title, an homage to the classic nothing-actually-happens film Dazed and Confused .  I’ll be talking about what causes beer haze, what you can do about it, and crow-bar in my own opinion on whether or not you should even bother with it.  Because, why else do you write your own blog than to crowbar in your own opinion whenever possible? Read more of this post

Ethanol Metabolism: What does the body do with alcohol?

If you’re here reading my blog, chances are you have, at some point in your life, imbibed a few alcoholic beverages.  And if you’re anything like me, you have found yourself wondering “So what does the body do with that alcohol, anyways?”

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