I wrote this back in October of 2005 after being inspired by an Ale Smith beer about a year earlier. I spent a year experimenting with massive late hopping and really loved the result, so I wrote this article. I hadn't heard of what people call 'hop bursting' at that time or I would have mentioned it in the article. In this article I describe the process of massive late hopping (or hop bursting) and it includes a great recipe called Evil Twin, comments from experienced homebrewers, Peter Zien of Ale Smith, and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker. This article first appeared in Zymurgy, the magazine of the American Homebrewers Association. If you're not a member, you should be.
I wrote this article in response to many questions people have asked me about yeast starters. I think it has a lot of great information. This article first appeared in Zymurgy, the magazine of the American Homebrewers Association. If you're not a member, you should be.
Last time I was on The Brewing Network show we talked about proper yeast pitching rates. It is a confusing subject, so I started to put together some notes that might help. This describes the basics of making a starter and repitching yeast.
I've been mentioning my new way of chilling wort on the B3 Forum and on The Brewing Network. Lots of people are asking about it, so I thought this would help folks build their own. I've messed around with it more, so I've added some new photos and answered some general questions folks keep asking. I also wrote an article for Zymurgy magazine, which covered this subject in detail
A few shots of my brewshed and the cheap and easy walk-in cooler.