Optimization of Chitosan Finings How We Got Here: As a professional brewer, I have had a bitch of a time fining my lagers fermented with WLP833. This was never a problem as a home brewer. I used to fine with Jell-O, and it worked fine. Jell-O has not produced the same results at… Read More Optimization Test of Chitosan Finings
This one is for you Doc. This tale takes us back to the summer of 2005. Our hero was 25 years old, and brewing on a clapped out old 15 bbl, 2 vessel brew house. The hero, and his partner Diamond Dave were working 60-70 hours a week, all summer long. We were brewing 3… Read More In Search Of Altbier, Researching, and Brewing Düsseldorf Style Altbier
Breweries that don’t have filter their beer, and care about beer clarity will often use some sort of a fining agent to aid in clarification. Brewers that don’t filter their beer, but still care about beer clarity will often use some sort of fining agent to aid in clarification. Why optimize? Every yeast strain requires a different… Read More Optimization of BioFine Clear
It was January. We were having a strategic planning meeting. We were planning the release and introduction of new specialty, and seasonal beers. Representing the production staff we had new team member Bad Brad. Also in the meeting was self proclaimed brewery superstar/head brewer Magnus Böner. On the sales side we had ScoHan, Burk, Kirk, Karen… Read More Lagerbier: What is a lager?
Whether you are a home brewer, or a profession brewer. You are going to have to deal with variances in the percentage of alpha acids in your hops. Years ago I had a coworker who was a lot smarter than me. He figured out this formula, and taught it to me. I have been using it… Read More How to Adjust Hopping Rates Based on Alpha Acids.
Today started with a fine buffet breakfast here at the gut ole hotel Herzog on geothplatz. I had scrambled eggs with ham and mushrooms (cold), sausage (like a frank, I think it would have been hot if I would have gotten out of bed sooner) pretzel roll (like a kaiser roll only made of… Read More After Action Report, Day 2, “The Myth of Decoction…” 3/20/2009
Greetings Y’all; This AM Star and I reported to the Brewery Fassla at 11:00am. Now some of you will remember that I wanted to stay at this brewery/gausthouse, but it did not work out as they kept hanging up on me. We got there 15 min early for our tour. The tour lasted 5… Read More After Action Report: “Holy F#ck!!” Epic Day #7 (3/26/09)