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#Jeremy Says – Dry Hopping

“Hop Creep” is a thing. Using T-90 pellets in the dry hop can cause refermentation due to the plant material interacting with the yeast.  This can further dry your beer out, or cause excessive diacetyl production.  I like to use…

#JeremySays – Kettle Souring

Kettle sours are all the rage nowadays. It’s a great way to get a one-dimensional lactic souring on the hot side. You can do this with any beer, but it’s typical in Berliner Weiss and plays well with certain hops…

#JeremySays – Decoction

When creating our Pilsner, we use the decoction method to create a rich malty character, and a beautiful golden hue that we love in our beer! It’s an old school technique that’s time consuming, but worth it! Be sure to…

#JeremySays – Fermentation: Lagers

For lagers, you will want to double the yeast pitch volume of an ale, and also pitch a few degrees colder than your target fermentation temperature and let it rise slowly until high krausen. This will ensure a much cleaner…

#JeremySays – Fermentation: Ales

If you’re looking for more yeast character in your ale, you can slightly under pitch your yeast, slightly under oxygenate your wort or ferment at the high range temperature for that yeast strain. You should study your yeast strains, there…

#JeremySays – Yeast Handling

Make sure you’re pitching enough yeast. You can find proper pitching rates on your yeast company’s website. If you are brewing a high gravity beer above 1.060-1.100 you can make a yeast starter to double or triple the basic yeast…

#JeremySays – Oxidation During Packaging

Oxygen is beer’s worst enemy post fermentation. It turns all those precious flavors you worked so hard to get in your beer to stale cardboard! If your serious about making good beer you should buy a couple corny kegs, a…

#JeremySays – Cleaning and Sanitation

Brewing beer, whether at home or at a brewery, is 80% cleaning! Make sure you’re using a good cleaner like PBW to take care of organic material. While some people assume this is also a sanitizer, it is not! To…

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