Tag: Temperature

Better by Degrees: Why Cold Storage Matters to Your Beer Feature by

Craft breweries of all sizes are shipping their beer to far-flung accounts. So how do they maintain the condition of their beer, please fickle customers, and simultaneously grow their brands? The answer is cold storage.

Birth of Cool, Part Two: Keeping Things Chill BYOB by

The hybrid Steam yeasts (aka “California Common”), which were pioneered by Fritz Maytag and yield lager characteristics while fermenting at temperatures up to 65°F, require extra work to maintain an odd temperature range and therefore serve as a perfect test of your control.

Birth of Cool, Part One BYOB by

It’s best to pitch your beer cold and let it rise slowly to suppress the early formation of obnoxious esters and fusels. This recipe for a Belgian-style Tripel benefits from the chilly start.

Man-Up in the Living Room Innovation by

With good looks that fit in with practically any décor, the Man Table inspired one fan to proclaim, “It’s an oasis of manhood in my wife’s living room!” Just don’t forget to put a coaster under that beer.

Maintenance Engineering BYOB by

With the summer’s blazing sun, you’re no doubt struggling with the burden of controlling the runaway temperatures of your ferments. Here are a couple of classic solutions to the temp problem.

Drinking Contests, Frozen Beer and Pasteurization Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek warns of the dangers of drinking contests, frozen beer and unpasteurized brew