February 27, 2023
We took our $1000 homebrew system to an actual $1,000,000 and made the same beer on each system. Can we brew a beer that matches the quality of a professional brewery? That's what we aim to answer with this experiment. The kind folks down at the DSSOLVR brewery in Asheville, North Carolina were kind enough...
February 19, 2023
Gluten impacts a lot of people, myself included. My food allergies got so bad a few years ago that I actually visited a food allergist and was diagnosed with “leaky gut syndrome.” Sounds gross, right!? Not gonna lie, it kind of is. When I eat things they literally leak out of my gut into my...
February 17, 2023
Beer flavor and aroma can be quite complex, so it’s a bit of a surprise that there are only 4 main ingredients in beer. These beer ingredients are also quite simple. Whether the beer is being made at home or it’s being brewed at a commercial brewery, the most common ingredients used to make beer...
January 30, 2023
Selecting the right type of beer to pair with food is often a matter of personal preference and oftentimes it's not given a lot of thought. Though, what if one were to create a very intentional beer and food pairing? How would the matches be made? It might seem obvious to pair light beers like...
October 4, 2022
Sour beers have been around since the beginning of beer brewing, thousands of years ago. This is because sour beer is made by naturally occurring organisms which are quite prevalent in nature. In the absence of hops (which prevent the growth of many souring bacteria) beer can naturally turn sour. However, there are ways to intentionally...
March 25, 2022
Beer mash is a mixture of water and malted grain (typically barley) which is heated to roughly 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65.5 degrees Celsius). The purpose of making a beer mash is to convert grain starch into sugars that can be fermented by yeast. Enzymes found within the malted barley are activated between 140 and 160...
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