I have tried a few strategies to avoid bottling oxidation when packaging hoppy beers. Read along to find what I have found so far and help me rid the world of purple oxidized hazies!
Category: Investigative Brewing
The idea behind Investigative Brewing is to dig down into the details of brewing using variables, experiments, and side by side tastings to learn more about brewing ingredients and processes.
Evaluating yeasts by splitting one batch into two (or more) fermenters and pitching different yeasts is about the easiest, and most educational investigative batch approaches. In this introduction article I discuss the process and equipment needed.
When should I add hops for taste and aroma? The advice these days advocates for whirlpool/steep and dry hop additions. Don’t late boil hops also add hop tastes and aromas? I brew 4 investigative batches to evaluate the impact of Mosaic hop addition timing, with additions at 30, 20, 10 and 0 minutes.
In this article, I give an overview of “Investigative Brewing”, looking at what it is and what it is not. I look at how you can apply a focused brewing process to improve your understanding and to improve the beers you make. Hopefully along the way, you might just add a little fun and motivation to your brewing. Let’s get started…