Welcome to our Ask A Pro series!
We are teaming up with professional brewers across the country who will be sharing their brewing knowledge with you on common brewing techniques, myths, tips and much more to help elevate your brew day. With many of them starting off as home brewers, just like you, we're happy to start connecting you with these professionals and your passion for brewing. So keep your eyes out for more professional brewers sharing their knowledge as part of this Ask A Pro series.
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When it comes to scaling a beer recipe, Adam Ross has notable experience. With ten-plus years as a homebrewer, a certified Cicerone and now head brewer at newly-opened Twin Span Brewing in Bettendorf, Iowa, he’s... [Read more]
Date: July 11, 2020 Posted by Ryan Oxton Moving to electric brewing and turning your basement into your new favorite taproom is an exciting step for many homebrewers. You get your system set up without... [Read more]
Date: June 19, 2020 Posted by Ryan Oxton In a recent conversation I had with Laurence Livingston, a professional brewing consultant and experienced brewer, we touched on the topic of the times, Covid19. I was... [Read more]
Looking to Add More Complexity to Your Beer? A lot of things add flavor and aroma to beer. Malts, hops, sugars, spices, fruits and water all contribute to the sensory aspects of your beer. Often... [Read more]
Why should you aerate your wort? At Brewster Bros. Brewing Co., we believe that wort aeration is essential to ensure a complete fermentation cycle. Aeration is simply adding oxygen to wort prior to fermentation. This... [Read more]
Water chemistry is a fairly important component to your brewing, whether you realize it or not. Water is, after all, the largest component in your beer! Unfortunately, water chemistry can be intimidating and is not... [Read more]
With new equipment hitting the home brewing market every day, there hasn't been a better time to be a home brewer. Technology is finally catching up to what's available professionally for brewers and the techniques... [Read more]
There are numerous ways to add bitterness to beers. The four main ways that I have used in my career are: Mash Hops A First Wort or pre-boil addition A 90 kettle addition A 60... [Read more]
Due to an ever-increasing explosion of craft breweries opening their doors, commercial brewers need to provide products that are strongly unique in flavours that help them stand out from the rest. In order to achieve... [Read more]
When dry hopping, attention should be paid to the temperature at which you will be adding dry hops as well as the temperature your beer will be aging with them. Dry hop temperature will affect... [Read more]