All about Hops

Posted by Jorge "Mo" Molina on 9/21/2018 to Learning Center
Hops are the green, cone-shaped flowers of the female hop plant (Humulus lupulus), and are used by brewers to provide bitterness, flavor and aroma to their beers. Additionally, hops have anti-bacterial/preservative qualities that aid with keeping beer from spoiling. Hops contain alpha acids (AA%), which are the primary bittering agent used to balance the sweetness in the beer imparted by malts during the brewing process. Hops also contain several essential oils that lend beers their unique flavors and aromas. 

The Difference in Caramels

Posted by Will Ferguson on 11/13/2017 to Brewing 101
We get asked what the difference between Crystal 20L and 40L quite often. The answer is very simple. 

Keg Coupler Help

Posted by Will Ferguson on 11/2/2017 to Learning Center

So I need to tap my keg, but what coupler do I need? Each brewery falls into one of six different keg valves. We decided to display the six varieties. Simply match your keg valve to the picture and take a look at the couplers we provide for each. 

Liquid Yeast vs. Dry Yeast

Posted by Will Ferguson on 10/11/2017 to Brewing 101
Yeast can add dramatic flavors to your beer. So when deciding between dry and liquid yeast, it’s important to know exactly what you’re brewing and how you want it to turn out.  It was once believed that liquid yeast was the better option, but with advancements in technology, dry yeast is just as sterile, effective, and produces phenomenal beers.

Brewing Glossary

Posted by Joan Perez on 4/1/2016 to Brewing 101
Urban Brewers finds “How to Brew” by John Palmer a very interesting book for all home brewers, especially if you are initiating in this community. The following glossary can be found in John’s book and we think it is an extraordinary list of brewing terms.